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Columbus 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: 84
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 47.3
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 39.9
Hispanic: *
White: 48.8
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 18.3
18-19-year-olds: 108.0
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 22
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 62
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 27.4%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 42.2
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 10
Change since 2010**: -18.2%

*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): 285
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 152

Number of HIV Reports (2015, all ages): 8

 

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

 

Columbus County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Policy Number 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Policy Number 1720/4015/7225

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Policy Number 4023

Whiteville City Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Policy Number 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Policy Number 1710

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Policy Number 4023

 

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Columbus County DREAM Center, Inc.

Columbus County Health Department (NC TPPI Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program)

Columbus County Schools

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