North Carolina

Statewide information on the state of adolescent health and helpful resources. 

2013 Teen Pregnancies 

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 11,178
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 35.2
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 49.2
Hispanic: 57.9
White: 24.7
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 16.6
18-19-year-olds: 61.2
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 3,066
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 8,112
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.3%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 28.4
Latest National Ranking (out of 50 states): 20
Change since 2012: -11.1%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided. All rates are per 1,000.

Sources: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. National ranking calculated by the Guttmacher Institute. 

Updated October 2014. See Archived Statistics

County Comparisons

Side-by-side comparisons of all North Carolina counties. View the County Map for a specific snapshot of your county. 

2013 Teen Pregnancies Ranked by County

2013 Teen Pregnancies (15-19-year-olds)

2013 Repeat Teen Pregnancies

By Race/Ethnicity:

2013 Teen Pregnancies by Race/Ethnicity

By Age:

2013 15-17-Year-Old Pregnancies

2013 18-19-Year-Old Pregnancies

Historical Comparisons

30-Year Teen Pregnancy Trends, 1984-2013 

Visit our Archived State Statistics for past years' data sheets. 

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2013, 10-19-year-olds): 14,835
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2013, 10-19-year-olds): 3,143

North Carolina Schools Health Policies

2009 Healthy Youth Act

NC Healthy Schools Reproductive Health and Safety Education Resources

Healthy Youth Act FAQs

School Violence Prevention Act