To examine the evolution of risk behaviors over 2 years among a community-based cohort of low-income African American preadolescents and young adolescents enrolled in a randomized trial of an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome risk reduction intervention.
Longitudinal, community-based cohort.
Nine recreation centers serving 3 public housing developments.
Three hundred eighty-three African American youths aged 9 through 15 years at baseline.
Frequency distributions, X2 analyses, and regression analyses regarding 10 risk behaviors were conducted.
To assess whether a specific risk behavior or its protective (nonrisk) behavioral analogue, composing a risk-nonrisk behavioral complex (eg, was sexually active and was sexually abstinent or used drugs and refrained from drugs), was stable over time, K values were determined for the 10 risk-nonrisk behavioral complexes.
Instrument assessing risk behaviors administered at baseline and every 6 months aurally and visually via talking computer.
The prevalence of sexual intercourse, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug use increased notably over time.
Drug use increased from a 6-month cumulative prevalence of 7% at baseline to 27% at the 24-month follow-up (P<. 001). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Risque, Préadolescent, Homme, Epidémiologie, Africain, Américain, Etude longitudinale, Politique sanitaire, Prévention, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Substance toxicomanogène, Evolution, Comportement, Milieu urbain, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Risk, Preadolescent, Human, Epidemiology, African, American, Follow up study, Health policy, Prevention, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Drug of abuse, Evolution, Behavior, Urban environment, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0288753
Code Inist : 002A26G05. Création : 15/07/1997.