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Halifax 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: 67
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 42.6
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 52.5
Hispanic: *
White: *
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 19.1
18-19-year-olds: 90.0
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 20
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 47
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 29.9%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 39.5
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 15
Change since 2016: -7.6%

*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): 418
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 162

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 10

 

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

 

Halifax County Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education 

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

 

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 4000, Policy Code 1710/4021/7230

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 4000, Policy Code 4023

 

Weldon City Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 4000, Policy Code 1710/4021/7230

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 4000, Policy Code 4023

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

 

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