CHART Priority: 2

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

  • 5-year average (2013-2017) teen pregnancy rate for females ages 15-19
  • Most recent year (2017) teen pregnancy rate for females ages 15-19
  • 5-year average (2013-2017) teen pregnancy rate for females ages 10-14
  • Most recent year (2017) teen pregnancy rate for females ages 10-14
  • 5-year average (2014-2018) chlamydia infection rate
  • 5-year average (2014-2018) gonorrhea infection rate
  • 5-year average (2014-2018) HIV infection rate
  • 5-year average (2014-2018) 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.

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

District Adoption of Sex Ed Policies

School District Sex Education Policy Adopted Sex Education Curriculum
Lawrence County Abstinence-Only Choosing the Best

County Teen Health Data

2017 Teen Birth Rates (per 1,000 females)
Age Group Lawrence* Mississippi* US^ MS County Ranking (out of 82 counties)
Females age 15-19 52.2 31 18.8 12
Females age 10-14 0.0 0.4 0.2 82
2018 Sexually-Transmitted Infection Rates (per 100,000 residents)
STI Lawrence** Mississippi** US^^ MS County Ranking (out of 82 counties)
Chlamydia 722.6 740.1 539.9 43
Gonorrhea 281 326.1 179.1 48
HIV 24.1 16 11.4^^^ 18
Syphilis 16.1  15.5  10.8 23

Sources

*Mississippi Department of Health; Teenage Vital Statistics Data by County of Residence and Race of Mother; Mississippi, 2017: https://msdh.ms.gov/phs/2017/Summary/teensumm_cnty_2017.pdf

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

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

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

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

^Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK, et al. Births: Final data for 2017. National vital statistics report; vol 67, no 8. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr67/nvsr67_08-508.pdf

^^Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  2018 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance. https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats18/default.htm

^^^Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Diagnosis of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2017-vol-29.pdf