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Brunswick 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: 93
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 36.2
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: *
Hispanic: *
White: 37.8
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 16.0
18-19-year-olds: 74.7
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 27
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 66
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 23.7%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 28.4
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 33
Change since 2010**: -22.5%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided, nor do they receive a ranking or change percentage.

** 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): 316
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 112

Number of HIV Reports (2015, all ages): 5

 

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


 

Brunswick County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Policy Number 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Policy Number 1710/4021/7230 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Policy Number 4023

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Brunswick Family Assistance Agency

Communities In Schools of Brunswick County

 

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