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Caldwell County, NC

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

2017 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 80
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 33.1
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    *
Hispanic: *
White: 31.7
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: *
18-19-year-olds:   80.0
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 15
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 65
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 25%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 31.0
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 32
Change since 2016: -15.1%

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

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 240
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 104

Number of HIV Reports (2017, 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

 

Caldwell County Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Caldwell Council on Adolescent Health (NC TPPI Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, Adolescent Parenting Program, and PREPare for Success Program)

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