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"In AIDS Cities, Education Increases Condom Use, Cuts Sexual Activity"
Washington Post (06/04/99) P. A18

 

A longitudinal study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that education efforts in eight major cities have boosted condom use and decreased sexual activity among high school students. The CDC dispensed surveys to over 40,000 public school students, grades nine through 12, in 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1997. The cities involved in the study were Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, and Jersey City. The CDC noted declines in the percentages of students who had ever had intercourse in all eight cities, although the changes were only statistically significant in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Fort Lauderdale. Those four cities also saw significant declines in the percentage of students who already had four or more sexual partners. Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Jersey City, Miami, and Philadelphia all saw significant boosts in condom use, with the totals ranging from a 25 percent increase in Dallas to a more than 50 percent increase in Jersey City.