Responsible Sexual Behavior

Responsible SexFamily Planning
By county, Lake and LaPorte counties have higher percentages of births to teens than found nationwide.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Incidence rates for primary and secondary syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea are lower in Northwest Indiana than seen nationwide.
The HIV death rate in Northwest Indiana is more than twice that found nationwide.
Responsible Sexual Behavior NW IN US HP2010 Significance vs. U.S. Significance vs. HP2010
Age-Adjusted HIV Deaths/100,000 10 4.9 0.7 WORSE Does NOT Meet Goal
% Births to Teenagers 11.8 10.7   WORSE  
% Tested for HIV in Past Yr (18-64) 24.3 21.3   similar  
% Never-Married Adults (18-44) Using Condoms 51.2 57.3 50 similar indeterminable
Primary & Secondary Syphilis Incidence/100,000 1.4 2.44 0.2 BETTER Does NOT Meet Goal
Chlamydia Incidence/100,000 240.9 296.55   BETTER  
Gonorrhea Incidence/100,000 112.9 125.03 19 BETTER Does NOT Meet Goal