CHART Priority: 1

CHART priority levels (1, 2, or 3) are based on nine health indicators.

  • 5-year average (2010-2014) teen pregnancy rate for females ages 15-19
  • Most recent year (2014) teen pregnancy rate for females ages 15-19
  • 5-year average (2010-2014) teen pregnancy rate for females ages 10-14
  • Most recent year (2014) teen pregnancy rate for females ages 10-14
  • Percentage of teen pregnancies to teens who have had previous pregnancies
  • 5-year average (2010-2014) chlamydia infection rate
  • 5-year average (2010-2014) gonorrhea infection rate
  • 5-year average (2010-2014) HIV infection rate
  • 5-year average (2010-2014) syphilis infection rate

A county with significantly high rates in three or more of the health indicators qualifies as Priority 1.  A county with significantly high rates in one or two of the health indicators qualifies as Priority 2.  A county with significantly high rates in none of the health indicators qualifies as Priority 3.

Click on the link for more information about CHART and Sharkey County.

District Adoption of Sex Ed Policies

School District Sex Education Policy Adopted Sex Education Curriculum
South Delta Abstinence-Plus Choosing the Best

County Teen Health Data

2014 Teen Birth Rates (per 1,000 females)
Age Group Sharkey* Mississippi** US^ MS County Ranking (out of 82 counties)
Females age 15-19 53.6 37.9 24.2 20
Females age 10-14 0.0 0.7 0.3 82
2014 Sexually-Transmitted Infection Rates (per 100,000 residents)
STI Sharkey*** Mississippi*** US^^ MS County Ranking (out of 82 counties)
Chlamydia 1183.6 654.7 456.1 7
Gonorrhea 365.8 188.0 110.7 5
HIV 0.0 16.2 13.8^^^ 82
Syphilis 0.0  6.4  6.3 82

Sources

*Mississippi Department of Health; Teenage Vital Statistics Data by County of Residence and Race of Mother; Mississippi, 2014: http://msdh.ms.gov/phs/2014/Summary/teensumm_cnty_2014.pdf

**Mississippi Department of Health; Teenage  Vital Statistics Data by District of Residence and Race of Mother; Mississippi 2014: http://msdh.ms.gov/phs/2014/Summary/teensumm_cnty_2014.pdf

***Mississippi Department of Health; Reported Cases and Rates of Chlamydia by District and County:http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/5998.pdf

Reported Cases and Rates of Gonorrhea by District and County:http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/6000.pdf 

Reported Cases and Rates of HIV Disease by District and County:http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/6001.pdf 

Reported Cases and Rates of Primary and Secondary Syphilis by District and County:http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/6003.pdf

^Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  National Vital Statistics Reports.  Births: Final Data for 2014.  Table A, Page 4.  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_03.pdf

^^Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  2014 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance. Table 1. http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats14/tables/1.htm#modalIdString_CDCTable_0

^^^Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Diagnosis of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014.  Table 1a, Page 19.  http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf