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The built environment & the impact of neighborhood characteristics on youth sexual risk behavior in Cape Town, South Africa

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Burns, Paul A., and Rachel C. Snow. 2012. "The built environment & the impact of neighborhood characteristics on youth sexual risk behavior in Cape Town, South Africa." Health and Place, 18(5): 1088-1100.

Youth sexual risk behavior is often described in social terms, and there has been limited attention to date on how measures of the built environment, including access to municipal services, impact sexual risk behavior, particularly in resource-limited countries. Using the Cape Area Panel Study, we assessed the impact of neighborhood conditions (six single items and a built environment index (BEI)), net of individual socio-demographic factors. The results suggest that built environment factors are associated with sexual risk behavior. Also, the magnitude of associations between built environment factors and sexual risk behavior was more pronounced for females than for males. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI:10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.04.013 (Full Text)

PMCID: PMC3483073. (Pub Med Central)

Country of focus: South Africa.

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