Youth Sexual Activity Data

Purpose

To assess adolescent behavioral health risks.

Key Information

Health risk behaviors in public school students grades 6 through 12 that contribute to the major causes of death, disease, injury, and social problems.

Key Findings

  • The rate of sexual activity among student has decreased in the past 6 years.
  • Black, hispanic and Lesbian, Gay or Bi-sexual (LGB) students who have had sex are more likely to have had 4 or more partners than the overall population.

Rhode Island Numbers

Sexual Activity

High School demographic groups, 2015

Note: Darker colors indicate higher rates.