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The Urban and Rural Networks Project: Atlanta and Flagstaff

Martina Morris

in Network Epidemiology

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199269013
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601330 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199269017.003.0007

Series: International Studies in Demography

 The Urban and Rural Networks Project: Atlanta and Flagstaff

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This chapter describes the partial network data collected by two studies of partnership networks conducted in Atlanta and Flagstaff in the early 1990s to compare the HIV and STD risk networks. The underlying sampling design was adaptive, using a mix of chain-links and random walks. The surveys collected information on the attributes of the respondents and their partners, attributes of the partnerships, sexual and injection behaviors within the partnership, and alter adjacency. The Atlanta study enrolled about 300 respondents, who in turn named about 4,500 contacts; in Flagstaff the corresponding numbers were about 250 and 500. 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: adaptive sampling; alter adjacency; HIV; injection network; partial network; sexual network; STD; study design

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Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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