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FP-13.6 Data Details

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FP-13.6 Increase the proportion of male adolescents who talked to a parent or guardian about 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: 
Baseline (Year): 
37.8 (2006–10)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Males aged 15 to 19 who reported talking with a parent or guardian about how to prevent HIV/AIDS


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:


    The next questions are about how you learned about sex and birth control. (Before you were 18 years old), which, if any, of the topics shown on Card 23 did you ever talk with a parent or guardian about?

    1. How to say no to sex
    2. Methods of birth control
    3. Where to get birth control
    4. Sexually transmitted diseases
    5. How to prevent HIV/AIDS
    6. How to use a condom
    7. None of the above
    8. Refused
    9. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Females are considered to have received informal instruction on HIV/AIDS prevention before turning age 18 years if they responded yes to the HIV/AIDS prevention 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 49.3 to 37.8 due to a change in the baseline year from 2006-2008 to 2006-2010. The target was adjusted from 54.3 to 41.6 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.