The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that contributed to adults getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The factors examined included gender, race, having a usual place to go when sick or needing advice about health and perception of general health condition. The study analyzed data collected from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) conducted between July 2005 and April 2006.
Of the 43,020 adults who participated in the survey, only 4,523 had been tested for STDs in the past 12 months. A chi-square analysis showed significant differences of STD testing between gender, race, those with a usual place to go when sick or needing advice about health and perception of general health condition. More research on this topic and increased public service announcements targeting all adults can educate the population on the importance of STD testing to help eliminate the differences among the mentioned groups.
|Commitee:||Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
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