Factors Influencing the Health Behavior of Young African American Adults (ICPSR 36025)

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Frederick X. Gibbons, University of Connecticut

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The project expands data collection for the Family and Community Health Study (FACHS), which includes approximately 900 African American families. Four waves of data have already been collected, focusing on family interaction, community context, racial discrimination, disposition (e.g., temperament, self-control), and adolescents' health behaviors, including their substance use and sexual behavior. Each wave included interviews with a target child (target; age 10/11 at Wave 1) and the target's primary caregiver (PC); plus a secondary caregiver (SC) and an older sibling (sib; age 13/14 at Wave 1), when they were available. Waves 5 and 6 take the targets and sibs into a developmental period emerging adulthood (EA), collecting data on factors that influence their substance use and abuse habits and their risky sexual behavior. Data are collected from their romantic partners and best friends about the same issues, and genetic data are also collected from targets.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (7R01DA021898)

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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