2015 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||180|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||26.2|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||51|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||129|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||18.9%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||18.4|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||55|
|Change since 2010**:||-34.5%|
*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.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2015, all ages): 872
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 300
Number of HIV Reports (2015, all ages): 21
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
Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students
Buncombe County Schools Health Policies
School Policy on Bullying/Harassment (English)
School Policy on Bullying/Harassment (Spanish)
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
HealthPartners/Buncombe Healthy Carolinians: 828-250-5205
Mt. Zion Community Development, Inc. (NC TPPI Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program)
YWCA of Asheville (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)
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