Chatham 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: 33
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 17.6
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:     *
Hispanic: *
White: *
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: *
18-19-year-olds:   40.6
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 9
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 24
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 27.3%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 12.2
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 68
Change since 2016: -8.8%

*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): 195
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 55

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 4


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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