Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 652

Full Length Research Paper

Risky sexual behaviors and associated factors among high and preparatory school youth, East Wollega, Ethiopia, 2017: A cross-sectional study design

Firomsa Hinkosa Tolera
  • Firomsa Hinkosa Tolera
  • East Wollega Zonal Health Office, Nekemte, Western Ethiopia.
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Eshetu Girma
  • Eshetu Girma
  • Department of Health Education and Behavioral Sciences, College of Public Health, Jimma University, Ethiopia.
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Abebe Mamo
  • Abebe Mamo
  • Department of Health Education and Behavioral Sciences, College of Public Health, Jimma University, Ethiopia.
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Zalalem Kaba Babure
  • Zalalem Kaba Babure
  • East Wollega Zonal Health Office, Nekemte, Western Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 06 September 2018
  •  Accepted: 12 October 2018
  •  Published: 31 January 2019


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