Definition: Estimated percentage of teens ages 14-17 who have not had sexual intercourse (e.g, in 2015-2016, 81.2% of California teens had never had sex).
Data Source: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, California Health Interview Survey (Mar. 2018).
Footnote: Data are based on reports from teens whose parents gave permission to discuss sexual issues in the survey. The question, "Have you ever had sexual intercourse?" was not asked in 2013-2014. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. For more information about the California Health Interview Survey, see http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/chis.