CHART Priority: 1

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District Adoption of Sex Ed Policies

South Delta School District – Abstinence-Only

2012 Teen Birth Rates (per 1,000 females)
Age Group Sharkey* MS County Ranking
(out of 82 counties)
Mississippi** US^
Females age 10-19 42 6 23.6
Females age 10-14 0 82 0.9 0.4
Females age 15-19 89.7 3 46.0 29.4
2012 Sexually-Transmitted Infection Rates (per 100,000 residents)
STI Sharkey*** MS County Ranking
(out of 82 counties)
Mississippi*** US^^
Chlamydia 1375.3 8 772.6 456.7
Gonorrhea 458.4 8 230.4 107.5
HIV 20.8 20 18.3 15.8

 

Sources

*Mississippi Department of Health; Teenage Vital Statistics Data by County of Residence and Race of Mother; Mississippi, 2012: http://msdh.ms.gov/phs/2012/Summary/teenc12.pdf

**Mississippi Department of Health; Teenage  Vital Statistics Data by District of Residence and Race of Mother; Mississippi 2012: http://msdh.ms.gov/phs/2012/Summary/teenst12.pdf

***Mississippi Department of Health; Reported Cases and Rates of Chlamydia by District and County: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/3697.pdf; Reported Cases and Rates of Gonorrhea by District and County: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/3698.pdf; Reported Cases and Rates of HIV Disease by District and County: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/3699.pdf

^Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  National Vital Statistics Reports.  Births: Preliminary Data for 2012.  Table 2, Page 9.  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_03.pdf

^^Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Diagnosis of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011.  Table 1a, Page 17.  http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/statistics_2011_HIV_Surveillance_Report_vol_23.pdf#Page=17