Individual and structural predictors of Human Papillomavirus: race as an interaction effect and the construction of racialized sexualities
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and has different prevalence rates among different gender, racial, ethnic, and class groups. Many studies have identified number of sex partners as the most predictive variable for HPV status which implies individual behavior is responsible for differences in HPV rates between social groups. The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the extent to which individual and structural factors correlate with HPV status, and whether those correlations vary by race. This study uses public-use data from the ...
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