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Numerator

Males aged 15 to 19 years who report having had formal instruction, before turning age 18 years, about how to say no to sex

Denominator

Number of males aged 15 to 19 years

Methodology

Males are considered to have received formal instructions on abstinence before turning age 18 years if they responded yes to the following question.

Formal instruction is defined as having received formal instruction at school, church, a community center, or some other place; and informal instruction is defined as having talked to a parent or guardian about reproductive health topics.

From the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth:

[NUMERATOR:]

Now I'm interested in knowing about formal sex education you may have had. (Before you were 18, did you ever have/ Have you ever had) any formal instruction at school, church, a community center or some other place about how to say no to sex?

  1. Yes
  2. No

References

Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.