About This Indicator


RELATED TO

Autonomy
Reproductive choice
Inequity/violence
Pleasure/satisfaction
STIs and HIV/AIDS

This indicator is drawn from School Health Profiles, a system of surveys developed by the CDC to assess school health policies and practices at the state and local level. The surveys are conducted biennially among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers. In 2010, School Health Profiles evaluated the teaching of 17 topics related to HIV, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and pregnancy prevention:

  • The differences between HIV and AIDS
  • How HIV and other STDs are transmitted
  • How HIV and other STDs are diagnosed and treated
  • Health consequences of HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy
  • The relationship among HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy
  • The relationship between alcohol and other drug use and risk for HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy
  • The benefits of being sexually abstinent
  • How to prevent HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy
  • How to access valid and reliable health information, products, and services related to HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy
  • The influences of media, family, and social and cultural norms on sexual behavior
  • Communication and negotiation skills related to eliminating or reducing risk for HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy
  • Goal-setting and decision-making skills related to eliminating or reducing risk for HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy
  • Compassion for persons living with HIV or AIDS
  • Efficacy of condoms, that is, how well condoms work and do not work
  • The importance of using condoms consistently and correctly
  • How to obtain condoms
  • How to correctly use a condom
SOURCE
Brenner, ND, et al. School Health Profiles 2010: Characteristics of Health Programs Among Secondary Schools in Selected U.S. Sites. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011.

Percentage of schools in which teachers taught all 17 HIV, STD, or pregnancy prevention topics in a required course in any of grades 6, 7, or 8

Rank
State
Percent
Score
4Alabama27.70.984
37Alaska8.0-0.875
44Arizona3.7-1.281
12Arkansas22.80.522
5California26.60.880
24Colorado16.2-0.101
20Connecticut18.10.078
30Delaware13.3-0.375
1District of Columbia64.74.475
7Florida25.00.729
43Georgia4.7-1.186
2Hawaii47.62.862
41Idaho6.6-1.007
24Illinois16.2-0.101
40Indiana7.2-0.950
16Iowa19.70.229
35Kansas9.8-0.705
27Kentucky14.1-0.299
36Louisiana9.5-0.733
10Maine24.10.644
18Maryland19.10.172
19Massachusetts19.00.163
41Michigan6.6-1.007
33Minnesota11.0-0.592
14Mississippi20.60.314
29Missouri13.6-0.347
39Montana7.3-0.941
17Nebraska19.30.191
22Nevada17.60.031
30New Hampshire13.3-0.375
9New Jersey24.20.654
24New Mexico16.2-0.101
3New York28.51.059
21North Carolina17.90.059
38North Dakota7.9-0.884
23Ohio16.9-0.035
8Oklahoma24.90.720
15Oregon20.10.267
32Pennsylvania11.6-0.535
25Rhode Island15.8-0.139
19South Carolina19.00.163
34South Dakota10.9-0.601
24Tennessee16.2-0.101
26Texas14.2-0.290
45Utah0.0-1.630
11Vermont23.60.597
28Virginia13.7-0.337
31Washington12.9-0.413
6West Virginia25.70.795
13Wisconsin22.00.446
42Wyoming5.7-1.092