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Predictors of Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Newly Homeless Youth: A Longitudinal Study

Solorio, Rosa; Rosenthal, Doreen; Milburn, Norweeta; Weiss, Robert; Batterham, Philip; Gandara, Maria; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane


Purpose: To longitudinally examine the association between newly homeless youth individual factors (sociodemographic characteristics, depression, substance use), and structural factors, such as living situation (family, institution, nonfamily), with sexual risk behaviors. Methods: A cohort of newly homeless youth from Los Angeles County (N = 261; aged 12-20 years) was interviewed at baseline, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. At each assessment youth were asked about symptoms of depression (using...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.09.023


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