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FP-12.2 Data Details

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FP-12.2 Increase the proportion of male adolescents who received formal instruction on abstinence before they were 18 years old

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
National Survey of Family Growth
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
82.5 (2006–10)
Target: 
90.8
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Males aged 15 to 19 years who report having had formal instruction, before turning age 18 years, about how to say no to sex

Denominator: 

Number of males aged 15 to 19 years

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2006 National Survey of Family Growth:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Now I'm interested in knowing about formal sex education you may have had. (Before you were 18, did / Have) you ever (have / had) any formal instruction at school, church, a community center or some other place about how to say no to sex?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Don't Know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Males 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.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2012, the original baseline was revised from 81.1 to 82.5 due to a change in the baseline year from 2006-2008 to 2006-2010. The target was adjusted from 89.2 to 90.8 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.