Cabarrus 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: 157
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 23.2
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    32.3
Hispanic: 40.6
White: 15.4
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 10.5
18-19-year-olds:   49.9
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 48
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 109
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 17.2%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 16.3
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 60
Change since 2015: -17.1%

*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): 922
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 251

Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 26


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


Cabarrus County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual Link

Comprehensive Health Education - Policy Number 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Policy Number 4331

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Policy Number 4023


Kannapolis City Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Cabarrus Health Alliance (NC TPPI Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program and Adolescent Parenting Program)

Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network

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