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Scotland 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: 55
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 49.5
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 62.8
Hispanic: *
White: 24.3
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: *
18-19-year-olds: 90.7
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 12
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 43
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 29.1%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 40.5
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 5
Change since 2015: -21.9%

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

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated November 2017. See Archived Statistics.


Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, all ages): 305
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 90

Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 3

 

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


 

Scotland County Schools 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

Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County

Eckerd Youth Alternatives

Scots for Youth

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