Harnett 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: 92
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 20.3
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 23.3
Hispanic: 28.0
White: 15.7
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 10.0
18-19-year-olds: 35.2
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 27
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 65
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 26.1%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 15.7
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 64
Change since 2016: -28.5%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 693
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 191

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 16


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


Harnett County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students (Homebound Instruction)


Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

NC Cooperative Extension Service (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

Teens as Parents

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