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Geographical variations in AIDS knowledge and attitude among adolescent girls of Jamaica.
Warren C; Research and Planning Services, Intl., Washington, DC
December 30, 1999
AIDS Educ Prev. 1999 Aug;11(4):364-72. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

This article examines geographical differences in AIDS knowledge and attitudes. Data from a survey of 900 adolescent girls in the Caribbean nation of Jamaica indicate significant differences across geography in AIDS knowledge and attitude. Adolescent girls in more central areas have access to different and more sources of information than those in more remote areas. They are also more likely to know persons with AIDS, be more knowledgeable about the clinical manifestations of AIDS, and be more realistic in assessing their susceptibility of HIV. The implications of geographical differences for AIDS education efforts are discussed.

JOURNAL ARTICLE Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/EPIDEMIOLOGY/*PREVENTION & CONTROL/TRANSMISSION Adolescence Adult Age Factors Comparative Study Female Health Education Human Jamaica/EPIDEMIOLOGY *Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Male Middle Age Questionnaires Risk Factors Rural Population Sex Factors Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Urban Population