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Buncombe County, NC

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

2016 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 164
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 23.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    41.4
Hispanic: 33.7
White: 20.3 
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 12.1
18-19-year-olds:   41.7 
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 50
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 114
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 19.5%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 17.6
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 58
Change since 2015: -8.8%

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

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated November 2017. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, all ages): 998
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 254

Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 24

 

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

 

Asheville City Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education Program

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Buncombe County Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education Program

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment (English)

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment (Spanish)

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students (English)

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students (Spanish)


Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Asheville City Schools Foundation

HealthPartners/Buncombe Healthy Carolinians: 828-250-5205

Mountain Child Advocacy Center

Mt. Zion Community Development, Inc. (NC TPPI Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program)

Our Voice

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

YWCA of Asheville (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

 

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