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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Sociologyen_US
dc.contributor.authorThrane, Lisa E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Xiaojinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-29T18:05:51Z
dc.date.available2012-03-29T18:05:51Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-25en_US
dc.identifier21794907.0en_US
dc.identifier7808986en_US
dc.identifierS0140-1971(11)00082-0en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of adolescence. 2011 Jul 25.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1095-9254en_US
dc.identifier.issn0140-1971en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.07.011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/5001
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study assessed the impact of running away on pregnancy in the subsequent year among U.S. adolescents. We also investigated interactions between running away and sexual assault, romance, and school disengagement. Pregnancy among females between 11 and 17 years (n = 6100) was examined utilizing the Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) data from Waves 1 and 2. The odds of pregnancy in the next year were 1.67 times greater for runaways net of other factors. A history of sexual assault and romantic involvement increased the likelihood of pregnancy. The relationship between pregnancy and runaway behavior in the general population is understudied. Our findings suggest that runaway youth have a multiplicity of needs that require a complex array of medical, social, emotional, and academic resources to promote positive sexual health outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Adolescenceen_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.titleImpact of running away on girls' pregnancyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2011 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents. Published by Elsevier Ltd.en_US


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