Macon 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: 25
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 28.2
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: *
Hispanic: *
White: *

Teen pregnancy rates by age

15-17-year-olds: *
18-19-year-olds: 63.1
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 5
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 20
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 16%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 24.8
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 43
Change since 2015: +10.6%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided.

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated November 2017. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, all ages): 70
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 13

Number of HIV reports (2016, all ages): 2


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



Macon County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students



Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

REACH of Macon County

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