Onslow County, NC

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

2017 Teen Pregnancies 

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 283
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 57.0
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 41.9
Hispanic: 56.1
White: 63.1
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 12.0
18-19-year-olds: 121.2
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 35
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 248
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 21.9%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 45.9
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 4
Change since 2016: +3.3%

*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

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 1,778
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 381

Number of HIV reports (2017, all ages): 18


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

Onslow County Schools Health Policies

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Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

James C. Brown Youth Center

Onslow County DSS (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

Onslow Women’s Center

Peers Family Development Center 

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