Rowan 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: 170
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 39.2
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 55.4
Hispanic: 76.4
White: 27.9
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 20.4
18-19-year-olds: 70.3
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 55
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 115
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 22.9%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 33.5
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 26
Change since 2010**: -27.3%

*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): 760
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 169

Number of HIV Reports (2015, all ages): 11


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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