2017 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||131|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||17.9|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||41|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||90|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||21.4%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||13.4|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||67|
|Change since 2016:||+7.8%|
*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.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 1,257
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 406
Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 33
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
New Hanover County Schools Health Policies
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic - Wilmington Health Center (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)
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