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The built environment & the impact of neighborhood characteristics on youth sexual risk behavior in Cape Town, South Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22704913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Youth sexual risk behavior is often described in social terms, and there has been limited attention to date on how measures of the built environment, including access to municipal services, impact sexual risk behavior, particularly in resource-limited countries. Using the Cape Area Panel Study, we assessed the impact of neighborhood conditions (six single items and a built environment index (BEI)), net of individual socio-demographic factors. The results suggest that built environment factors are associated with sexual risk behavior. Also, the magnitude of associations between built environment factors and sexual risk behavior was more pronounced for females than for males.
Paul A Burns; Rachel C Snow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1873-2054     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-13     Completed Date:  2013-01-10     Revised Date:  2013-10-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1088-100     Citation Subset:  T    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Environment Design*
Residence Characteristics*
Sexual Behavior
South Africa
Unsafe Sex*
Grant Support
5T32AG00021-19/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R24 HD041028/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; T32 AG000221/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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