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dc.contributor.authorLiljeros, F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEdling, C. R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAmaral, Luis A. Nunesen_US
dc.contributor.authorStanley, H. Eugeneen_US
dc.contributor.authorAberg, Y.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:58:24Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:58:24Z
dc.date.issued2001-06-21
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000169386200032&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=6e74115fe3da270499c3d65c9b17d654
dc.identifier.citationF. Liljeros, C.R. Edling, L.A.N. Amaral, H.E. Stanley, Y. Aberg. 2001. "The web of human sexual contacts." NATURE, Volume 411, Issue 6840, pp. 907 - 908 (2). https://doi.org/10.1038/35082140
dc.identifier.issn0028-0836
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39918
dc.description.abstractMany "real-world" networks are clearly defined while most "social" networks are to some extent subjective. Indeed, the accuracy of empirically-determined social networks is a question of some concern because individuals may have distinct perceptions of what constitutes a social link. One unambiguous type of connection is sexual contact. Here we analyze data on the sexual behavior of a random sample of individuals, and find that the cumulative distributions of the number of sexual partners during the twelve months prior to the survey decays as a power law with similar exponents α≈2.4 for females and males. The scale-free nature of the web of human sexual contacts suggests that strategic interventions aimed at preventing the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases may be the most efficient approach.en_US
dc.format.extent907 - 908 p.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMACMILLAN PUBLISHERS LTDen_US
dc.relation.ispartofNATURE
dc.subjectScience & technologyen_US
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary sciencesen_US
dc.subjectSmall-world networksen_US
dc.subjectComplex networksen_US
dc.subjectAdulten_US
dc.subjectAgeden_US
dc.subjectFemaleen_US
dc.subjectHealth educationen_US
dc.subjectHumansen_US
dc.subjectInterviews as topicen_US
dc.subjectMaleen_US
dc.subjectMiddle ageden_US
dc.subjectSafe sexen_US
dc.subjectSexual behavioren_US
dc.subjectSexual partnersen_US
dc.subjectSexually transmitted diseasesen_US
dc.subjectStatistical distributionsen_US
dc.subjectSurveys and questionnairesen_US
dc.subjectSwedenen_US
dc.titleThe web of human sexual contactsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionFirst author draften_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/35082140
pubs.elements-sourceweb-of-scienceen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Physicsen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.mycv94814


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