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Catawba 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: 135
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 27.5
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    *
Hispanic: 42.9
White: 21.7
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 10.5
18-19-year-olds:    57.3
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 33
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 102
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 26.7%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 23.8
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 45
Change since 2015: -8.6%

*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): 583
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 125

Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 10

 

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

 

Catawba County Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Hickory Public Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Series 3000, Policy Code 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Series 4000, Policy Code 1710/4021/7230

 

Newton-Conover City Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Series 3000, Policy Code 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Series 4000, Policy Code 1710/4021/7230

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Series 4000, Policy Code 4023


Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

AIDS Leadership Foothills-Area Alliance (ALFA)

Catawba County Division of Social Services' Teen Up Program

Council on Adolescents of Catawba County (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program)

Women’s Resource Center

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