Cover: Do Differences in Relationship and Partner Attributes Explain Disparities in Sexually Transmitted Disease Among Young White and Black Women?

Do Differences in Relationship and Partner Attributes Explain Disparities in Sexually Transmitted Disease Among Young White and Black Women?

Published in: Journal of Adolescent Health, v. 32, no. 3, Mar. 2003, p. 187-191

by Nina T. Harawa, Sander Greenland, Susan D. Cochran, William Cunningham, Barbara Visscher

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Abstract

Using data from 1695 respondents aged 15 to 24 years to the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, the authors examined black/white differences in marital history and sex with older, casual, and nonmonogamous partners, as well as the associations of these differences with self-reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) history. Although characteristics of sexual partners and relationships often differed by race, this did not explain racial disparities in STDs.

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