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  1. Early initiation of sex and its lack of association with risk behaviors among adolescent African-Americans.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    High rates of adolescent homicide, pregnancy, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases underscore the importance of interventions designed to reduce problem behaviors.

    However, the definition of « problem » behavior and the association with other activities may change between youth cultures.

    Therefore, greater attention to defining the « problem » behaviors to be targeted will permit more effective utilization of primary vs secondary intervention strategies and identification of high-risk individuals.

    Design

    Two studies of African-American adolescents regarding sexual intercourse, school truancy, substance abuse, and drug trafficking are presented.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Adolescent, Homme, Négroïde, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Race, Facteur risque, Trouble comportement, Comportement sexuel, Précoce, Milieu urbain, Délinquance, Sexe, Etude comparative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adolescent, Human, Negroid, United States, North America, America, Race, Risk factor, Behavioral disorder, Sexual behavior, Early, Urban environment, Delinquency, Sex, Comparative study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0546388

    Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 199406.