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FP-12.5 Data Details

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FP-12.5 Increase the proportion of female adolescents who received formal instruction on HIV/AIDS prevention 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): 
89.3 (2006–10)
Target: 
98.2
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Females aged 15 to 19 who reported having had formal instruction before turning age 18 years about how to prevent HIV/AIDS

Denominator: 

Number of females 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:]

    (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 prevent HIV/AIDS?

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

    Females are considered to have received formal instruction on HIV/AIDS prevention 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 88.3 to 89.3 due to a change in the baseline year from 2006-2008 to 2006-2010. The target was adjusted from 97.2 to 98.2 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.