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Macon 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: 39
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 44.4
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: *
Hispanic: *
White: 46.2

Teen pregnancy rates by age

15-17-year-olds: *
18-19-year-olds: 89.7
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 11
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 28
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 23.1%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 38.7
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 12
Change since 2016: 57.4%

*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): 98
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 14

Number of HIV reports (2017, all ages): 1

 

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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