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Youth Data & Research

Many state and national organizations collect data and research related to adolescent health and youth-friendly services.

Interactive Data Map

Source: Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy serves as the TYFI project lead as part of its mission to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy across the state. This effort includes connecting Texas communities to the data and research they need to make an impact.


Best Practices for Youth Friendly Clinical Services

Source: Advocates for Youth

This site provides research-based information on youth friendly clinical services – specifically for family planning clinicians and other professionals who provide health care for youth – and offers an overview of the recent medical and public health literature regarding key components of youth friendly clinical services.


National and State Teen Pregnancy Data

Source: Power to Decide

Power to Decide, formerly the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, works to ensure that all young people—no matter who they are, where they live, or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant.


DSHS Center for Health Statistics

Source: Department of State Health Services

Texas Health Data is an interactive public data system that allows queries into DSHS public health datasets for statistical reports and summaries.


Texas County Health Data

Source: Episcopal Health Foundation

The 2018 County Health Data snapshots are organized in 5 categories: Health Outcomes, Access to Care, Social Factors, Behavioral Factors and Population.


CDC Adolescent and School Health

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC, through its Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), works to promote environments where youth can gain fundamental health knowledge and skills, establish healthy behaviors for a lifetime, connect to health services, and avoid becoming pregnant or infected with HIV or STDs.


CDC Wonder Natality Database

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Natality online databases report counts of live births occurring within the United States.


Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The YRBSS monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults.

  • Home Page Data Sources
    1. Riley, M.; Ahmed, S.; Quint, E. (2014). Physician Knowledge and Attitudes around Adolescent Confidentiality. Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 54, Issue 2, S34-S93
    2. Selected Characteristics of Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
    3. Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (2018). Analysis of TX DSHS Center for Health Statistics Data
    4. Photos: Adobe Stock