Friday, June 10, 2016

Pedophilia or at risk behavior?

CDC new report on youth risk behavior has good news and bad news.

The survey is about everything: Do you drink milk? Alcohol? drugs? seatbelt use? are you overweight? Smoke cigarettes? Been bullied or threatened? Carry a gun to school?

About 10 percent of the kids are at risk for everything, (the same kids or different kids?)

But deep in the report is this fact:

Nationwide, 3.9% of students had had sexual intercourse for the first time before age 13 years (Table 69). The prevalence of having had sexual intercourse before age 13 years was higher among male (5.6%) than female (2.2%) students; higher among white male (3.5%), black male (12.1%), and Hispanic male (6.8%) than white female (1.6%), black female (4.3%), and Hispanic female (3.1%) students, respectively;
not clarified: if the girls are having sex with their 14 yo boyfriend or exploited by an older man, or if the boys are just making out with the girl next door or are seduced by an older male.

but the numbers are lower than in 2001, which is good news.

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