new and noteworthy data from kidsdata.org
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | June 3,
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.
Local Data on Dating Violence and Teen Sexual Health
- About 8 percent of Native American and African American students
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.
These Data in Your Work
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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Children's Health, which is dedicated to raising the visibility
of children’s issues in California.