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Purpose: To determine whether there are differences in levels of cervical secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) between adolescent girls in the secretory and proliferative phases of their menstrual cycle. Methods: Sexually active adolescent girls ( n = 117) at health maintenance organization (HMO)...
Purpose: To identify characteristics within the family that were associated with adolescent pregnancy in a group of adolescent girls in Quito, Ecuador. Methods: Of 135 female adolescents (12–19 years of age), 47 were pregnant and seen at the adolescent prenatal care clinic at an inner city...
Purpose: To determine: (a) what demographic and psychosocial factors are associated with elevated levels of depressive symptoms in adolescence; (b) whether girls and boys show different profiles of correlates and probable risk factors for depressive symptoms; and (c) what the implications are of...
Purpose: To examine the impact of gender, racial-ethnic group, and perceived pubertal timing on body image and adolescent mental health. Method: A three-stage, area probability sample was selected which included 877 teens (13–18 years) with diverse social and demographic characteristics....
Purpose: This study examined the factors associated with access to care among adolescents, including gender, insurance coverage, and having a regular source of health care. Methods: Analyses were done on the 1997 Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls, a nationally...
Purpose: To assess the influence of demographic variables and health risk status on adolescents’ preferences and actual receipt of services regarding provider gender, sharing a physician with parents, and private examinations. Methods: Data from students participating in the Commonwealth Fund...
Purpose: To examine the importance of chronologic age versus pubertal status in predicting adolescent girls’ depressive symptoms in different ethnic groups. Methods: A national probability sample was used to obtain a representative cohort of 3216 adolescents, 5th through 8th grades. Subjects...
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