Sexual behaviour among casual workers in an international nightlife resort: a case control study.


BACKGROUND:Young holidaymakers report increased sexual risk-taking abroad, yet little is currently known about the sexual behaviour of those who extend time abroad through casual work. METHODS:Information on sexual behaviour was collected via an anonymous questionnaire administered to British bar and nightclub workers in Ibiza (cases, n = 92) and British people visiting Ibiza for holiday purposes only (controls, n = 868). RESULTS:Four in five (80.5%) cases who arrived in Ibiza without a partner had sex during their stay and of these two thirds (65.5%) had unprotected sex. Cases were more likely to report sexual risk-taking in Ibiza than controls and reported greater numbers of sexual partners prior to their visit. However, they had fewer sexual partners per week of stay. CONCLUSION:Casual workers in bars and nightclubs abroad are a key risk group for sexual health and a potential conduit for the international spread of sexually transmitted infections. While they are an important target group for sexual health promotion, appropriately trained they are also ideally placed to deliver sexual health interventions to other young travellers.


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    abstract:BACKGROUND:HIV and Non communicable diseases (NCDs) are major problem of public health importance in developing countries. This study was conducted to explore and establish information on the magnitude, distribution of NCDs risk factors among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) which is scarce in Tanzania. METHOD:A cross ...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Compliance potential mapping: a tool to assess potential contributions of walking towards physical activity guidelines.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Walking for transport is increasingly considered an important component for meeting physical activity guidelines. This is true for individuals of all ages, and particularly important for seniors, for whom other physical activities may not be recommended. In order to evaluate the potential contributions of wa...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Moniruzzaman M,Páez A,Morency C

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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2005-06-15 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2014-08-14 00:00:00

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    abstract:BACKGROUND:Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is among the leading causes of developmental and intellectual disabilities in individuals. Although efforts are being made toward the prevention and management of FASD in South Africa, the prevalence remains high. The sustained high prevalence could be attributed to sev...

    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2018-11-06 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Oliva J,Fernández-Bolaños A,Hidalgo A

    更新日期:2012-09-20 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Friborg MK,Hansen JV,Aldrich PT,Folker AP,Kjær S,Nielsen MBD,Rugulies R,Madsen IEH

    更新日期:2017-09-25 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2019-08-22 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2017-05-02 00:00:00

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    abstract:BACKGROUND:There is evidence that financial incentive interventions, which include both financial rewards and also penalties, are effective in encouraging healthy behaviours. However, concerns about the acceptability of such interventions remain. We report on focus groups with a cross-section of adults from North East ...

    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2015-01-31 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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