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Alcohol use, outcome expectancies, and HIV risk status among American Indian youth: a latent growth curve model with parallel processes.
October 1, 2006... Introduction More than one third of all human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections are diagnosed among young people in their 20s; an estimated half of all new HIV cases in the U.S. occur to persons under 25 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2002). Given such rates, HIV...
Pubertal development, choice of friends, and smoking initiation among adolescent males.
October 1, 2006... Smoking is a significant and growing public health risk for adolescents. According to data from the 1999 National Household Survey, almost 15% of all youths in the United States aged 12-17 smoke cigarettes (Kopstein, 2001). Monitoring the Future data show that more than one quarter of high...
Youth supplying tobacco to other minors: evaluating individual and town-level correlates.
October 1, 2006... In the United States (US), cigarette smoking is the most preventable cause of death, and first use of tobacco almost always occurs during adolescence (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 1989). Moreover, youth who begin smoking at earlier ages use larger amounts of tobacco, over longer...
Middle school aggression and subsequent intimate partner physical violence.
October 1, 2006... Introduction The 2004 National Institute of Justice report, Violence Against Women: Identifying Risk Factors, concludes that early interventions could go a long way toward preventing intimate partner violence. Recommendations include incorporating violence prevention into a range of...
The impact of timing of exposure to violence on violent behavior in a high poverty sample of inner city African American youth.
October 1, 2006... Introduction Victimization and exposure to violence (ETV) are a common set of experiences facing youth living in economically disadvantaged, urban neighborhoods (Margolin and Gordis, 2000). Growing concern about the effects of exposure to violence on child and adolescent development has...