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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 50: HIV/AIDS Education and Sexual Behavior

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Table 50. Percentage of high school students reporting selected sexual behaviors and receiving HIV/AIDS education, by sex, race/ethnicity, and grade: Various years, 1991 to 2003
Characteristic1991 Total1993 Total1995 Total1997 TotalTotalMaleFemaleTotalMaleFemaleTotalMaleFemale
Taught about HIV/AIDS in school
 White, non-Hispanic8793929293919290909091
 Black, non-Hispanic8490878589868488858388
Never had sexual intercourse
 White, non-Hispanic50525156555555575559586057
 Black, non-Hispanic19202727292433393147332639
Currently sexually active2
 White, non-Hispanic34343532333135313032312933
 Black, non-Hispanic59595454535650465240495444
Condom use during last sexual intercourse3
 White, non-Hispanic47525356556348576451636957
 Black, non-Hispanic48576664707565677361738164
Not available.
1Includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
2Sexual intercourse within 3 months preceding the survey.
3Among currently sexually active students.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2003.

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