Rowan County, NC

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

2016 Teen Pregnancies 

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 141
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 32.6
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 46.7
Hispanic: 50.6
White: 25.2
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 15.2
18-19-year-olds: 61.3
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 41
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 100
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 25.5%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 26.4
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 30
Change since 2015: -16.8%


Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated November 2017. See Archived Statistics.

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, all ages): 735
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 203

Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 20


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

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

Families First NC (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

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