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Network Data Collection and its Relevance for the Analysis of STDs: The NHSLS and CHSLS

Martina Morris

in Network Epidemiology

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199269013
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601330 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199269017.003.0003

Series: International Studies in Demography

 Network Data Collection and its Relevance for the Analysis of STDs: The NHSLS and CHSLS

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This chapter describes two related local network studies of HIV-related behavior in the United States conducted in the early and late 1990s: the pioneering nationally representative survey of about 3,500 18–59 year olds, and the subsequent representative survey of about 2,000 respondents from four neighborhoods in Chicago. Both collected information on the attributes of the respondents and their sexual partners; the NHSLS obtained a full partnership history while the CHSLS collected information only on the last two partners. In addition, CHSLS collected geographic network information. The chapter reviews the study design, fieldwork experience and measurement of network characteristics, and concludes by presenting a sampling of findings from studies using the network data.

Keywords: geographic network; HIV; local network; partnership history; sexual network; study design

Chapter.  7491 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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