Rutherford 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: 51
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 26.2

Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity

African American: *
Hispanic: *
White: 23.3
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: *
18-19-year-olds: 58.6
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 14
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 37
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 39.2%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 20.0
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 44
Change since 2016: -18.9%

*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): 244
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 152

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 5


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

Rutherford County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education 

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Youth Empowerment

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