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An ‘epidemic’ model of adolescent sexual intercourse: applications to national survey data

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 July 2008

David C. Rowe
Affiliation:
University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Joseph L. Rodgers
Affiliation:
University of Oklahoma, USA

Summary

This paper applies models of the onset of adolescent sexual intercourse using national data from Denmark and the USA. The model gave excellent fits to data on Danish Whites and a good fit to American Whites, but the model-fits for American Blacks and Hispanics were not as good. The weakness of the latter model fits may reflect either real processes that the model does not capture or problems in the reliability of adolescent sexuality data.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1991

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