Public Health and Statistics Quiz

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According to the information provided, what percentage of youth with college and higher education level was reported?

97%

Based on the data, what percentage of youth use the internet to communicate with family or friends using a gadget?

98%

What was the ideal age at marriage for men in 2021, according to the data?

25.2

In which year did the highest percentage of youth believe that a woman who gets pregnant out of wedlock should keep the baby without getting married?

2021

According to the information, what percentage of youth in 2021 approved of a woman having an abortion?

41%

Which region had the highest percentage of youth who identify as the sex opposite their sex assignment at birth?

NCR

Based on the information provided, which age group of females had a higher percentage identifying as bisexual?

15-19 years old

What percentage of males identify as bisexual, according to the data?

4%

According to the data, what percentage of youth watched TV shows?

87%

Which of the following activities did the highest percentage of youth engage in, according to the information provided?

Communicating with family or friends using a gadget

Study Notes

COVID-19 Situation in the Philippines

  • From January 3, 2020, to October 12, 2022, there were 3,971,445 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 63,329 deaths, reported to WHO.
  • As of September 21, 2022, a total of 164,981,870 vaccine doses have been administered.

YAFS5 Study

  • Survey data collection: August 2021 - January 2022.
  • Field implementation: 17 Regional Coordinators, 52 Field Supervisors, and 211 Field Interviewers.
  • The study involved various stakeholders and research partners.

Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS)

Demography of the Filipino Youth

  • The study aims to produce relevant indicators in the SDGs.

Reproductive Health Problems

  • Top RH problems reported by males: menstrual cramps/dysmenorrhea (23%), itching in genital area (13%), and abnormal breast mass or enlargement (5%).
  • Top RH problems reported by females: changes in the color of the urine (28%), pain during urination (25%), and irregular menstrual period (25%).

Awareness about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

  • One-third of the youth know about STIs (35% among males and 34% among females).

Awareness of HIV and/or AIDS

  • Percent of youth who are aware of HIV and/or AIDS: 1994 (95%), 2002 (95%), 2013 (85%), and 2021 (78%).
  • Knowledge of HIV and/or AIDS: 52% of youth know that a person cannot get HIV by sharing food with someone who is infected.
  • 40% of youth know that a healthy-looking person can have HIV.
  • 35% of youth know that a person can reduce the risk of getting infected with HIV by using a condom every time they have sex.

Ideal Age at Marriage

  • Mean ideal age at marriage for men and women: 1994 (24.6), 2002 (23.1), 2013 (23.1), and 2021 (24.9).

Attitudes and Beliefs of the Youth

  • Percent of youth who believes that a woman who gets pregnant out of wedlock should keep the baby without getting married: 1994 (68%), 2002 (64%), 2013 (65%), and 2021 (58%).
  • Percent of youth who approve of a woman having an abortion: 1994 (31%), 2002 (30%), 2013 (31%), and 2021 (41%).
  • Percent of youth who said they would support legalization of divorce in the Philippines: 2002 (4%), 2013 (5%), and 2021 (37%).

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

  • NCR has the highest percentage of male and female youth who identify as the sex opposite their sex assignment at birth (8% males and 5% females).
  • 15–19-year-old females (10%) identify as bisexual compared with the 20–24-year-olds (6%).
  • A higher percent of males identify as gay, regardless of age group.

Test your knowledge on public health endorsements, personal protective equipment, questionnaire topics, and COVID-19 statistics in the Philippines. Explore key indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals related to the Youth Adolescent Fertility Survey 5 (YAFS5).

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