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Nativity differences in behaviors associated with high-risk HPV infection among Hispanic women in Houston, Texas, USA.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23300005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While Hispanics in the U.S. are a population with significant within-group heterogeneity, epidemiologic studies often aggregate Hispanics into one homogenous group without considering differences by nativity. The objective of this study is to evaluate nativity differences in the risk behavior profile associated with prevalent high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) among U.S.- and foreign-born Hispanic women. Using a clinical trial dataset, we compare risk behavior and HR-HPV infection patterns among U.S.- and foreign-born participants and assess factors associated with infection in each group. While the prevalence of HR-HPV infection was similar among U.S.- and foreign-born participants, U.S.-born cases had a higher HR-HPV risk profile. The similar prevalence of HR-HPV despite foreign-born women's lower risk profile suggests a role for unmeasured risk factors among foreign-born Hispanics. More importantly, nativity differences in behavioral risk factors associated with HR-HPV suggest the need to further research cervical cancer risk factors among disaggregated Hispanic subgroups.
Jane R Montealegre; Michele Follen; Michael E Scheurer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1557-1920     ISO Abbreviation:  J Immigr Minor Health     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-02     Completed Date:  2014-05-19     Revised Date:  2014-08-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256527     Medline TA:  J Immigr Minor Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  836-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Health Behavior
Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Papillomavirus Infections / epidemiology,  ethnology*,  transmission
Residence Characteristics*
Risk Factors
United States
Unsafe Sex
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / epidemiology,  ethnology*,  virology
Young Adult
Grant Support

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