Predictors of Co-Occurring Risk Behavior Trajectories Among Economically Disadvantaged African-American Youth: Contextual and Individual Factors
An investigation of contextual and individual factors yielded differences in risk behavior trajectories for low SES African-American youth.
Sexual Orientation Disparities in Cancer-Related Risk Behaviors of Tobacco, Alcohol, Sexual Behaviors, and Diet and Physical Activity: Pooled Youth Risk Behavior Surveys
An analysis of cancer risk-related behaviors among sexual minorities
Psychosocial health problems increase risk for HIV among urban young men who have sex with men: Preliminary evidence of a syndemic in need of attention
Data suggest syndemic of health problems among YMSM requiring development of interventions specific to this vulnerable population.
New study of a large online sample (14,750 men) specifically focuses on two key aspects of their most recent penile-anal intercourse (PAI) events: relationship characteristics and specific ejaculation behaviors of the two partners.
A longitudinal study of runaway youth shows the highest run away rate was reported by bisexuals at 21.7%–almost 3 times higher than the rate for heterosexuals.
Exploring factors that underlie racial/ethnic disparities in HIV risk among young men who have sex with men.
Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are among the highest risk groups for HIV, and the risk distribution varies by race/ethnicity.
The authors assessed the association of 2 personality dimensions with use and abuse of alcohol in 1,320 twin pairs concordantly reporting nonabstinence at age 18.5 years. The 2 alcohol outcomes differentially relate to the 2 personality dimensions: Alcohol-related problems correlate more highly with social deviance than with excitement seeking (ES), and alcohol consumption correlates more highly with ES than with social deviance. Biometric models fit to the data identified similar patterns in genetic covariance, although differences were more evident in genetic correlations between social deviance and alcohol outcomes than in those for ES. Results suggest that genetic influences underlie the association of personality with alcohol use and subsequent problems and illustrate the utility of informative twin analyses in exploring links between genes, personality, and behavior disorder.
Mustanski, B., Viken, R.J., Kaprio J., Rose, R.J. (2003). Genetic influences on the … Read More »