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Rowan 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: 158
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 36.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 51.4
Hispanic: 67.8
White: 27.5
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 17.4
18-19-year-olds: 70.3
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 47
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 111
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.7%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 28.5
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 22
Change since 2016: +13.2%


Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics.

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 927
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 255

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 16

 

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

 

 

Rowan-Salisbury School System Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Family Life and Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Families First NC (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

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