Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship of race/ethnicity and number of male partners with sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening among college women in the United States. Methods: Using National Survey of Family Growth data, survey-weighted multiple predictor logistic regression models were analyzed. Results: Hispanic, Black, and Other race women had higher odds of STI screening than White women. Screening odds increased by 35% with each additional partner. The effect of number of partners on STI screening differed by race/ethnicity. Conclusions: Results may provide considerations when tailoring health communication campaigns to ultimately increase STI screening rates.
- sexually transmitted infections
- young adults