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Chatham County, NC

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

2015 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 39
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 21.8
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: *
Hispanic: *
White: *
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: *
18-19-year-olds: 36.4
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 17
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 22
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 17.9%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 19.0
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 66
Change since 2010**: -59.5%

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

** 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


Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2015, all ages): 185
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 53

Number of HIV Reports (2015, 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

 

Chatham County Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Chatham County Public Health Department

Chatham Social Health Council

Communities In Schools Chatham County (Formerly Chatham County Together!)

Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services

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