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Robeson County, NC

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

2015 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 255
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 50.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 48.4
American Indian 57.0
Hispanic: 83.9
White: 28.5
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 32.4
18-19-year-olds: 75.8
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 93
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 162
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 21.2%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 43.7
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 6
Change since 2010**: -36.4%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided.

** Due to data limitations, we are presenting the change over five years rather than the change since the previous year. Read more.


Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated February 2017. See Archived Statistics.


Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2015, all ages): 1,107
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 360

Number of HIV Reports (2015, all ages): 29

 

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

Public Schools of Robeson County Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 4000, Policy Code 1710/4021/7230

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 4000, Policy Code 4023

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Eckerd Youth Alternatives 

Robeson County Health Department (NC TPPI Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program and Adolescent Parenting Program)

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