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Early socioeconomic disadvantage and young adult sexual health.
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PMID:  23026041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To test a longitudinal and multilevel model predicting young adult risky sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections.
METHODS: Data from 14,058 participants in 3 waves were used to link community and family disadvantage, adolescent adjustment problems, and risky sexual behaviors with STIs.
RESULTS: Community-level disadvantage, being African American, and being female remained predictors of sexual behaviors and STIs whereas adolescent adjustment mediated the effect of several family characteristics.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates how individual-, family-, and community-level characteristics and vulnerabilities contribute to young adult sexual risk and STI prevalence. Findings indicate specific individual characteristics and childhood experiences that should be specific targets of STI prevention efforts.
Thulitha Wickrama; Michael J Merten; K A S Wickrama
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  834-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA.
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