Cumberland 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: 437
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 40.7
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    42.8
Hispanic: 46.0
White: 33.9
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 13.0
18-19-year-olds:   80.2  
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 82
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 355
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 26.8%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 30.3
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 17
Change since 2016: +10%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 3,647
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 1,485

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 72


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


Cumberland County 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

Cumberland County Communicare

Cumberland County Public Health Department (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

Rape Crisis Volunteers of Cumberland County

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