Johnston 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: 155
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 24.1
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 34.1
Hispanic: 44.6
White: 15.0
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 8.2
18-19-year-olds: 55.2
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 35
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 120
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 18.1%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 19.1
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 53
Change since 2016: -12.7%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 837
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 261 

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 9


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


Johnston County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Healthful Living Education 

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Harbor, Inc.

Johnston County Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: 919-934-6820 (no website)

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