About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 52.7 percent of adolescents received formal instruction on delaying sex, birth control methods, HIV/AIDS prevention, and sexually transmitted diseases before they were 18 years old, as reported in 2015-17

Target: 59.1 percent

Numerator
Number of adolescents aged 15 to 19 years who report having had formal instruction, before turning age 18 years old, on delaying sex, methods of birth control, how to prevent HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Denominator
Number of adolescents aged 15 to 19 years.
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significance improvement from the baseline and the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts viewed this as an ambitious yet achievable target.

Methodology

Methodology notes

Females are considered to have received formal instructions on birth control methods, HIV/AIDS prevention, and sexually transmitted diseases before turning age 18 years if they responded yes to all three of the numerator questions. Formal instruction is defined as having received formal instruction at school, church, a community center, or some other place. Formal instruction does not include having talked to a parent or guardian.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from the related Healthy People 2020 objectives in that it is a composite of eight objectives, including objectives FP-12.1 and FP-12.2, which tracked female and male adolescents who received formal instruction on abstinence before they were 18 years old; objective FP-12.3 and FP-12.4 which tracked female and male adolescents who received formal instruction on birth control methods before they were 18 years old; objectives FP-12.5 and FP-12.6, which tracked female and male adolescents who received formal instruction on HIV/AIDS prevention before they were 18 years old; and objective FP-12.7 and FP-12.8, which tracked female and male adolescents who received formal instruction on sexually transmitted diseases before they were 18 years old.