Factors in the Sexual-Related Behaviour of Students in Makassar

Musyarrafah Hamdani, Sabarinah, Tri Krianto

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Data collected in Indonesia in 2012 showed that around 10% of adolescents aged 15 - 24 years had engaged in premarital sex, which could affect maternal health. However, since 2000, a school-based reproductive health programme has been implemented in Makassar, a large city in eastern Indonesia. This study, therefore, was aimed at describing factors associated with sexual-related behaviour in students in Makassar. The logistic regression analysis drew on data from 1823 respondents in Makassar who completed self-administered questionnaires as part of the 2011/2012 National Narcotics Board and Center for Health Research Universitas Indonesia survey. One fifth of the respondents reported engaging in sexual-related behaviour starting at a mean age of 15 years. The behaviour included lip kissing (18%), masturbation (6%), oral sex (5%), petting (4%), vaginal sex (3%) and anal sex (2%). Around 20% of the students smoked, while 8% consumed alcohol, and 1% used drugs. Smoking and alcohol affected the students' sexual-related behaviour (OR 3, 95% CI 2-3; OR 2, 95% CI 1-3, respectively). Risk factors also included maternal characteristics, such as maternal orphan (OR 2, 95% CI 1-5) and working in the private sector (OR 2, 95% CI 1-2). School-based reproductive health programmes should pay significant attention to students' smoking and alcohol-drinking behaviours and take into account the characteristics of students' mothers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe 1st International Conference on Global Health - ID, Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …


ConferenceThe 1st International Conference on Global Health
Period1/01/18 → …
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