Combining social network analysis and cluster analysis to identify sexual network types.

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Source
Int J STD AIDS. 2007 Nov;18(11):754-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2007
Author
E. De Rubeis
J L Wylie
D W Cameron
R C Nair
A M Jolly
Author Affiliation
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. emily.derubeis@uottawa.ca
Source
Int J STD AIDS. 2007 Nov;18(11):754-9
Date
Nov-2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Cluster analysis
Female
Humans
Male
Manitoba - epidemiology
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - epidemiology - prevention & control - transmission
Social Support
Abstract
Increases in the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) suggest that control programmes may not be effectively targeting diverse subpopulations. The objective of this investigation was to examine STI transmission within different groups, using both social network analysis and cluster analysis. Routine partner notification data were analysed from individuals diagnosed with, or exposed to an STI in Manitoba. Groups were identified and characterized. Three different clusters of groups were identified, comprised of demographically and clinically distinct individuals. A greater understanding of disease transmission patterns within these groups will aid in the development of targeted education and prevention programmes for all STIs.
PubMed ID
18005509 View in PubMed
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