2015 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||9,802|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||30.2|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||2,759|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||7,043|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||22.7%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||23.5|
|Latest National Ranking (out of 50 states):||22|
|Change since 2010**:||-39.2%|
*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided. All rates are per 1,000.
** Due to data limitations, we are presenting the change over five years rather than the change since the previous year. Read more.
Sources: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. National ranking calculated by the Guttmacher Institute.
Updated January 2017. See Archived Statistics.
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Number of Chlamydia Cases (2015, 10-19-year-olds): 15,216
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, 10-19-year-olds): 3,349
HIV Cases (2015, 15-19-year-olds): 67
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