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Trends in HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behaviors Among High School Students -- Selected U.S. Cities, 1991-1997

Table 1

June 4, 1999

TABLE 1. Percentage of high school students who completed the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, by demographic characteristics -- selected U.S. cities, 1997

Characteristic Boston Chicago Dallas Fort Lauderdale Jersey City Miami Philadelphia San Diego
Sex  
Female 50.5 54.3 51.0 49.5 52.5 48.9 50.5 49.6
Male 49.5 45.7 49.0 50.5 47.5 51.1 49.5 50.4
Grade  
9 30.6 34.1 38.7 32.1 36.1 32.6 38.7 29.1
10 25.3 28.5 24.3 26.6 24.3 27.0 25.9 27.5
11 24.3 21.0 19.3 22.3 20.3 20.5 20.0 24.3
12 19.3 16.0 17.7 19.0 18.8 17.6 15.3 18.9
Race/Ethnicity  
White, non-Hispanic 16.4 8.1 11.4 39.8 4.0 10.5 23.9 31.7
Black, non-Hispanic 36.7 47.8 51.4 31.3 42.0 25.7 53.8 16.4
Hispanic 20.5 34.7 33.1 18.6 32.0 55.6 8.1 25.8
Other* 26.4 9.4 4.1 10.3 22.0 8.3 14.1 26.0

* Data for racial/ethnic groups other than non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic were combined because, when presented separately, sample sizes were too small for meaningful analysis.





  
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