2017 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||8,849|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||26.7|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||2,302|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||6,547|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||22.2%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||20.6|
|Latest National Ranking (out of 50 states):||22|
|Change since 2016:||-5%|
Sources: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. National ranking calculated by the Guttmacher Institute.
Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics.
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Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, 10-19-year-olds): 18,516
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, 10-19-year-olds): 4,291
HIV Cases (2017, 15-19-year-olds): 74
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: "2017 North Carolina HIV/STD/Hepatitis Surveillance Report" - HIV/STD/Hepatitis Surveillance Unit, Division of Public Health, NC DHHS