2016 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||9,255|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||28.1|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||2,510|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||6,745|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||22.1%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||21.8|
|Latest National Ranking (out of 50 states):||22|
|Change since 2015:||-7%|
*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 November 2017. See Archived Statistics.
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Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, 10-19-year-olds): 16,462
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, 10-19-year-olds): 3,743
HIV Cases (2016, 15-19-year-olds): 81
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