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Comparison: 48.2
Unit: percent
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Teens who are Sexually Active

Value: 47.4 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: FL State Value
Categories: Health / Family Planning
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who have ever had sexual intercourse.
Why this is important: 
Compared to older adults, adolescents are at higher risk for acquiring sexually transmitted diseases for a number of reasons, including limited access to preventive and regular health care and physiologically increased susceptibility to infection. Approximately one in four sexually active teens contracts an STD every year. Additionally, sexual activity can result in unplanned pregnancy, an outcome for which most teens are physically, emotionally, and financially unprepared.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Florida state value.
Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Results.aspx?TT=...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2003: 53.7 2005: 52.2 2007: 51.1 2009: 53.4 2011: 47.4

percent

Teens who are Sexually Active by Gender

Female: 43.0 Male: 52.0 Overall: 47.4

percent

Teens who are Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 52.4 Hispanic: 45.7 White: 45.7 Overall: 47.4

percent

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Unit: percent
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Teens who are Sexually Active

Value: 47.4 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Family Planning
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who have ever had sexual intercourse.
Why this is important: 
Compared to older adults, adolescents are at higher risk for acquiring sexually transmitted diseases for a number of reasons, including limited access to preventive and regular health care and physiologically increased susceptibility to infection. Approximately one in four sexually active teens contracts an STD every year. Additionally, sexual activity can result in unplanned pregnancy, an outcome for which most teens are physically, emotionally, and financially unprepared.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Results.aspx?TT=...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2003: 53.7 2005: 52.2 2007: 51.1 2009: 53.4 2011: 47.4

percent

Teens who are Sexually Active by Gender

Female: 43.0 Male: 52.0 Overall: 47.4

percent

Teens who are Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 52.4 Hispanic: 45.7 White: 45.7 Overall: 47.4

percent

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