Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
From the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth:
Now I'm interested in knowing about formal sex education you may have had. (Before you were 18, did you ever have/ Have you ever had) any formal instruction at school, church, a community center or some other place about how to say no to sex?
Females are considered to have received formal instructions on abstinence before turning age 18 years if they responded yes to the Numerator question.
Formal instruction is defined as having received formal instruction at school, church, a community center, or some other place; and informal instruction is defined as having talked to a parent or guardian about reproductive health topics.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
In 2012, the original baseline was revised from 87.2 to 88.7 due to a change in the baseline year from 2006-2008 to 2006-2010. The target was adjusted from 95.9 to 97.6 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.
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