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Teens who are Sexually Active

This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who have ever had sexual intercourse.

Teens who are Sexually Active

44.3
44.9
Comparison: FL State Value 

44.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Family Planning, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Florida state value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this 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.

Teens who are Sexually Active : Time Series

2003: 53.7 2005: 52.2 2007: 51.1 2009: 53.4 2011: 47.4 2013: 44.9

percent

Teens who are Sexually Active by Gender

Female: 41.0 Male: 48.4 Overall: 44.9

percent

Teens who are Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity

Black or African American: 46.2 Hispanic or Latino: 45.4 White: 40.8 Overall: 44.9

percent

Teens who are Sexually Active

Comparison: Prior Value 

44.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Family Planning, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this 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.

Teens who are Sexually Active : Time Series

2003: 53.7 2005: 52.2 2007: 51.1 2009: 53.4 2011: 47.4 2013: 44.9

percent

Teens who are Sexually Active by Gender

Female: 41.0 Male: 48.4 Overall: 44.9

percent

Teens who are Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity

Black or African American: 46.2 Hispanic or Latino: 45.4 White: 40.8 Overall: 44.9

percent