Highlighting new and noteworthy data from kidsdata.org
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | June 3, 2010

Just Added to Kidsdata.org: Dating Violence and Teen Sexual Health Data

What do we know about dating and sexual health among California adolescents? Here are some highlights: Four out of five teens ages 14-17 say they have not had sex. About 5% of California’s 7th, 9th, and 11th-graders report that they have experienced physical violence in a dating relationship. And chlamydia rates among California’s youth ages 10-19 increased by roughly 20% from 2000 to 2008.

These and other local data on teen sexual health and dating violence now are available on kidsdata.org. Dating violence data come from the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), a statewide survey of students that was developed and is administered by WestEd for the California Department of Education, while the teen sexual health data have two sources - the California Health Interview Survey and the California Department of Public Health.

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Key Facts

  • About 8 percent of Native American and African American students statewide reported physical violence in a dating relationship in 2006-08, the most of all racial/ethnic groups.
  • In 2008, California females were four times as likely as males to be diagnosed with chlamydia and more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with gonorrhea.

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Kidsdata.org is a public service, provided by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, that expanded in fall 2009 from the Bay Area to all cities, counties, and school districts in California. You can use these data, as well as related child safety and emotional & behavioral health data, in reports, presentations, proposals, advocacy work, program planning, and other efforts. Data on more topics will be phased in over the next several months.

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