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Johnston 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: 174
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 27.6
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 33.3
Hispanic: 39.9
White: 22.3
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 11.1
18-19-year-olds: 61.5
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 47
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 127
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 19%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 23.0
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 44
Change since 2015: -1.4%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated November 2017. See Archived Statistics


Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, all ages): 727
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 223

Number of HIV Reports (2016, 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

 

Johnston County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Healthful Living Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3200

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 4000, Policy Code 4225

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 3000, Policy Code 3270

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Harbor, Inc.

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

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