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Davidson County, NC

Local information on the state of adolescent health and helpful resources. 

2016 Teen Pregnancies 

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 148
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 28.7
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    50.9  
Hispanic: *
White: 26.8
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 13.6
18-19-year-olds:   59.2 
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 47
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 101
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 16.9%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 25.2
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 40
Change since 2015: -8.3%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided, nor do they receive a ranking or change percentage.

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated November 2017. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, all ages): 681
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 286

Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 11

 

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

Comprehensive Health Education - Section 7.7/page 26

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 6.33/page 131

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 6.39.5/page 217

Lexington City Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Thomasville City Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

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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