An analysis of teenage pregnancy and stds

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However, the poll also shows that teens in general are somewhat more likely to say smoking, drugs, and alcohol are problems among their friends than pregnancy and STDs.

Medicaid waivers for family planning Medicaid-funded access to contraceptives and family planning services has been shown to decrease the incidence of unplanned pregnancies, especially among low-income women and teens [13]. As a result, we only report the results for the non-parametric correlations here.

We tested for homogeneity of error variances Levene's Test and for equality of covariance matrices Box test between groups.

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To the contrary, teens in states that prescribe more abstinence education are actually more likely to become pregnant Figure 2. Greater differences in seriousness ratings are seen between the teenagers' political orientation and geographic region. However, the poll also shows that teens in general are somewhat more likely to say smoking, drugs, and alcohol are problems among their friends than pregnancy and STDs. We assessed whether the waivers access to family planning services had an effect on our analysis of teen pregnancy and birth rates across states, specifically whether they could bias our analysis with respect to the effects of the different levels of abstinence education. In fact, a majority of and year-olds say both are "very serious" problems among their friends. We determined which states had received permission as of from the Federal Medicaid program to extend Medicaid eligibility for family planning services to large numbers of individuals whose incomes are above the state-set levels for Medicaid enrollment [15]. Subscribe to receive weekly Gallup News alerts. Teens: Pregnancy, STDs Problems Among Peers by Shannon Marullo Whether they are sitting in front of their televisions or in their classrooms, America's teens are constantly bombarded with competing and often contradictory messages about sex: "Everybody does it," "No sex is safe sex," "No glove, no love. Correlations We used non-parametric Spearman correlations to assess relationships between variables, and for normally distributed variables we also used parametric Pearson correlations, but these results showed the same trends and significance levels as the non-parametric correlations.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, the national family planning program prevents 1. The current questionnaire was completed by respondents, aged 13 to 17, between Jan.

An analysis of teenage pregnancy and stds

Geographic differences among STD ratings fall similarly to the ratings of pregnancy. In fact, a majority of and year-olds say both are "very serious" problems among their friends. These differences of opinion may reflect urban vs. Similar age differences are apparent on teens' estimations of the STD problem, with younger teens thinking it is less serious than older teens do. Correlations We used non-parametric Spearman correlations to assess relationships between variables, and for normally distributed variables we also used parametric Pearson correlations, but these results showed the same trends and significance levels as the non-parametric correlations. Ethnic composition We determined the proportion of the three major ethnic groups white, black, Hispanic in the teen population 15—19 years old for each state [12] , and assessed whether the teen pregnancy, abortion and birth rates across states were correlated with the ethnic composition of the teen population. Analyses of the two data sets gave essentially identical results. The data are reported as number of teen pregnancies, teen births or teen abortions per one thousand female teens between 15 and 19 years of age. We determined which states had received permission as of from the Federal Medicaid program to extend Medicaid eligibility for family planning services to large numbers of individuals whose incomes are above the state-set levels for Medicaid enrollment [15]. Greater differences in seriousness ratings are seen between the teenagers' political orientation and geographic region. As a result, we only report the results for the non-parametric correlations here. According to geographic region, Northeastern teens seem to be more worried than teens in other parts of the country are about these problems. Teen pregnancy, abortion and birth data Data on teen pregnancy, birth and abortion rates were retrieved for the 48 states from the most recent national reports, which cover data through [11] , [12].

Never miss our latest insights. Subscribe to receive weekly Gallup News alerts. Geographic differences among STD ratings fall similarly to the ratings of pregnancy.

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