Craven 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: 107
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 37.3
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    52.0
Hispanic: *
White: 29.4
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 15.8
18-19-year-olds:   75.4
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 29
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 78
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 13.1%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 32.1
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 20
Change since 2016: +11.7%

*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): 813 
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 184

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


Craven County Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Coastal Women’s Shelter

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