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Catawba 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: 115
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 22.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    55.6
Hispanic: *
White: 17.0
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 8.8
18-19-year-olds:    46.7
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 28
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 87
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.3%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 18.9
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 58
Change since 2016: -16.7%

*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): 622
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 294

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 7

 

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 

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

Newton-Conover City Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education 

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 


Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

AIDS Leadership Foothills-Area Alliance (ALFA)

Catawba County Division of Social Services

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

Women’s Resource Center

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