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Drug Use And Sexual Behaviors Reported By Adults

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June 25, 2007
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Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
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Only 4 percent of adults ages 20 years and older have never had sex, according to a recent survey. Of all race/ethnic groups, Mexican-American adults had the lowest percentage (88 percent) who ever had sex.

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has issued a new report, “Drug Use and Sexual Behaviors Reported by Adults, United States, 1999-2002.”

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The report uses data collected over a 4-year period from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Some of the highlights include:

  • Only 4 percent of adults ages 20 years and older have never had sex.
  • Of all race/ethnic groups, Mexican-American adults had the lowest percentage (88 percent) who ever had sex.
  • Twenty-nine percent of men reported having 15 or more female sexual partners over their lifetime compared to 9 percent of women who reported having 15 or more male sexual partners in a lifetime.
  • More than one in five adults 20-49 years of age have tried cocaine or other street drugs at some time in their life.

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