Youth Sexual Activity Data

Purpose

To assess adolescent behavioral health risks using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

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, 2017

  • The percent of middle schoole students ever having sex decreased from 2009 to 2017.
  • Sexual activity among high school students has been decreasing.
  • Female students wre more likely not to use a condom at last sex compared to males.

Rhode Island Numbers

Sexual Activity

High School risk behavior by demographic group, 2017

Note: Darker colors indicate higher rates. A blank cell represents data that has been suppressed due to small numbers. LGB stands for Lesbian, gay or bisexual.