CHART Priority: 3

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.

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

District Adoption of Sex Ed Policies

School District Sex Education Policy Adopted Sex Education Curriculum
Pearl Public Abstinence-Only Choosing the Best
Rankin County Abstinence-Only Choosing the Best

County Teen Health Data

2017 Teen Birth Rates (per 1,000 females)
Age Group Rankin* Mississippi** US^ MS County Ranking (out of 82 counties)
Females age 15-19 17.9 31 18.8 78
Females age 10-14 0.2 0.4 0.2 28
2018 Sexually-Transmitted Infection Rates (per 100,000 residents)
STI Rankin*** Mississippi*** US^^ MS County Ranking (out of 82 counties)
Chlamydia 363.2 740.1 539.9 77
Gonorrhea 139 326.1 179.1 79
HIV 16.6 16 11.4^^^ 30
Syphilis 4.5  15.5  10.8 64

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