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Davidson 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: 144
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 28.0
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    *
Hispanic: 44.9
White: 24.4
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 12.9
18-19-year-olds:   57.5 
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 44
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 100
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 26.4%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 22.4
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 41
Change since 2016: -2.4%

*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): 665
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 282

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 13

 

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

 

Davidson County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

Lexington City Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Thomasville City Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education - Policy Code 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Policy Code 1710/4021/7230

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Policy Code 4023

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Communities In Schools of Thomasville (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program & Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program)

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