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Alamance County, NC

Local information on the state of adolescent health and helpful resources. 

2015 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 149
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 24.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 41.2
Hispanic: 42.7
White: 16.0
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 13.5
18-19-year-olds: 38.1
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 43
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 106
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 17.4%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 20.6
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 60
Change since 2010**: -44.0%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided.

** Due to data limitations, we are presenting the change over five years rather than the change since the previous year. Read more.

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated February 2017. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2015, all ages): 797
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 319

Number of HIV Reports (2015, all ages): 14

The total numbers of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases are useful indicators of adolescent sexual health as they are most common among young people ages 15-24.

HIV reports are notable because youth ages 13-24 account for more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses in the United States. 

Data Source: NC DHHS, HIV/STD Surveillance Unit, Communicable Disease Branch

 


Alamance County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Table of Contents

Student Wellness and Health Education - Policy Number 3170

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Policy Number 4120

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Policy Number 4360

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

CrossRoads: Sexual Assault Response and Resource Center

Family Center of Alamance (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County

 

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