SHR 2012

You are viewing the 2012 Edition of Sexual Health Rankings

The Rankings

The 50 U.S. States and D.C. are ranked according to their overall sexual health scores, from #1 (best) to #51 (worst). Each state's overall score is a composite of 26 different indicators of sexual health.

Sexual Health Rankings is a kind of measure called a composite indicator. It folds many statistics, each measuring various aspects of a large concept, into one index. A composite indicator is useful when no single indicator is able to describe the big picture.

The concept of sexual health is vastly complex. It isn't only about genital organs, or "having sex." Sexual health relates to nearly every part of our bodies, every aspect of our lives, and all areas of society — in ways that aren't always obvious.


Clicking on a state name in the table lets you see data specific to that state. You can sort the table data by clicking the column headers.

Sexual Health Rankings™ 2012

State
Rank
Score
Vermont11.240
Connecticut20.986
New Hampshire30.958
New Jersey40.898
Massachusetts50.876
Maine60.793
Iowa70.731
Minnesota80.726
Hawaii90.670
Wisconsin100.655
Oregon110.645
Washington120.641
Maryland130.582
New York140.475
Colorado150.370
Delaware160.345
Wyoming170.305
Montana180.300
Rhode Island190.269
District of Columbia200.233
Nebraska210.155
Pennsylvania220.147
Utah230.147
Virginia240.128
Illinois250.101
California260.086
North Dakota270.057
South Dakota28-0.011
Ohio29-0.088
Idaho30-0.115
Florida31-0.122
Kansas32-0.146
Michigan33-0.148
Alaska34-0.151
Nevada35-0.190
Missouri36-0.196
Indiana37-0.210
North Carolina38-0.211
West Virginia39-0.294
New Mexico40-0.334
Tennessee41-0.366
South Carolina42-0.389
Georgia43-0.422
Oklahoma44-0.466
Arizona45-0.492
Alabama46-0.535
Kentucky47-0.602
Arkansas48-0.774
Texas49-0.780
Louisiana50-0.797
Mississippi51-1.037

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