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Social context, sexual networks, and racial disparities in rates of sexually transmitted infections.
BACKGROUND Social context (demographic, socioeconomic, macroeconomic, and sociopolitical features of the environment) influences the epidemiology and consequences of individual behaviors that affectExpand
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Methodological issues in measuring health disparities.
OBJECTIVES This report discusses six issues that affect the measurement of disparities in health between groups in a population: Selecting a reference point from which to measure disparity. MeasuringExpand
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Concurrent sexual partnerships among men in the United States.
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the prevalence, distribution, and correlates of US men's involvement in concurrent sexual partnerships, a sexual network pattern that speeds population disseminationExpand
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HIV and African Americans in the Southern United States: Sexual Networks and Social Context
Background: Heterosexual HIV transmission among African Americans in the rural southern United States has climbed in recent years. Concurrent partnerships and bridge populations have emerged as keyExpand
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Concurrent Sexual Partnerships Among Women in the United States
Background. The marked racial disparity in sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates in the United States remains inadequately explained. One important factor may be concurrent sexual partnershipsExpand
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The epidemiologic evidence for a relationship between social support and health.
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Heterosexually Transmitted HIV Infection Among African Americans in North Carolina
Context: Rates of heterosexually transmitted HIV infection among African Americans in the southeastern United States greatly exceed those for whites. Objective: Determine risk factors forExpand
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Concurrent partnerships, nonmonogamous partners, and substance use among women in the United States.
OBJECTIVES We determined the prevalence, distribution, and correlates of US women's involvement in concurrent sexual partnerships, a sexual-network pattern that speeds population-wide HIVExpand
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All-cause and cause-specific mortality among men released from state prison, 1980-2005.
OBJECTIVES We compared mortality of ex-prisoners and other state residents to identify unmet health care needs among former prisoners. METHODS We linked North Carolina prison records with stateExpand
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Social Context of Sexual Relationships Among Rural African Americans
Background Reasons for the strikingly increased rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among African Americans in the rural Southeastern United States remain unclear.Expand
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