Lenoir 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: 69
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 41.5
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 45.2
Hispanic: *
White: 31.9
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: *
18-19-year-olds: 90.3
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 14
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 55
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 20.3%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 36.1
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 16
Change since 2016: +7%

*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): 474
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 202

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 5


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



Lenoir County Public 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

SAFE in Lenoir County

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