The following websites may serve as valuable resources when searching for and gathering data to complete your district's needs assessment.
STATE AND LOCAL RESOURCES
The Texas Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy
The Texas Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy offers a wide variety of data around teen birth and adolescent health in Texas and nationwide. You can use their interactive resources to view graphs, tables, and maps of Texas teen birth rate data by county. They also have up to date county fact sheets available for your download that include data on teen births, teen birth rates, social determinants of health, and sexually transmitted infections.
Texas Department of State Health Services - Birth Data
The Texas Department of State Health Services Center for Health Statistics provides Texas birth data to the public. You can use this resource to get customized information about births in Texas, using different variables, such as maternal age, county, zip code, race/ethnicity, and year. You can also create custom data tables.
This database presents the data in frequencies, i.e., the actual number of times something happened. For example, “In 2017,there were xx births to girls ages 15-17.” It is important to note that this is different from the teen birth rate, which is expressed as xx births per 1000 girls ages 15-17.
Choose whether you want to see birth maps in a line graph, bar chart, or create your own custom data table.
Select the various variables in which you are interested.
Click “Share” to copy the website link or “Download” to view the graph/table in an image, crosstab, PDF, or PowerPoint.
The Healthy Texas Babies Initiative also has a web page that creates a data book for each year that includes statewide birth demographics. These data books have been created since 2014 and include tables, maps and discussion using different variables such as maternal age, county, race/ethnicity, and year.
Texas Department of State Health Services – Healthy Texas Babies
This initiative by the Texas Department of State Health Services provides data, tables and maps regarding key statistics about Texas mothers and infants, including infant mortality, prematurity, and birth weight, among others. PDF data books are currently available from 2014 to 2020.
Texas Department of State Health Services – Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The Texas Department of State Health Services Center for Health Statistics provides Texas STD data to the public. This dashboard provides STD cases and rates that are reported to the Texas STD Surveillance program for chlamydia, gonorrhea, primary & secondary syphilis and early latent syphilis. You have the option to view the data in graphs or maps, or to build your own custom data table.
TEA’s Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) includes demographic and educational statistics, as well as data on educational outcomes such as school dropout. You can get these data by school district or by individual school.
Navigation tips: 1. Once you click on the link, select the year about which you want information. 2. Click on the type of information you want (e.g., school, state). 3. Answer the questions to build the specific type of report you are interested in and click “Continue.”
TAPR (above) was previously known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS). The AEIS archive contains reports that were published from 2003-04 to 2011-12. You can use the same navigation tips listed above to create the specific data report you are interested in.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Wonder has birth level data that can be customizable by various characteristics, such as state and county of residence, mother's race, and mother's age, and health and medical items.
The YRBS is a national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that looks at various health risk behaviors, including teen pregnancy, HIV, and STI. National and state data are provided. The site has interactive data tables that allow searches for specific data.
Guttmacher Institute – Teen Birth and Pregnancy Data
The Guttmacher Institute is a research and policy organization that provides sexual and reproductive health data at the regional, country, U.S. state, and U.S. county levels, including teen birth and pregnancy data by age.
Annie E. Casey Foundation - KIDS COUNT Data Center
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged children in the U.S. The KIDS COUNT Data Center has up-to-date data on various indicators that are associated to teen births (e.g., high school completion rates) at the county-, state-, and national level.
CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) - Data & Statistics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of STD Prevention has recent data and statistics available, including prevalence, incidence, and cost estimates, about STDs in the U.S. at the national level.
NCHHSTP Atlas Plus – Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Data
The Center for Disease Control’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention uses an interactive tool to create customized tables, maps, and charts using almost 20 years of CDC’s surveillance data on HIV, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB, at the national, state and county level.