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Union 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: 160
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 17.3
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 17.4
Hispanic: 47.5
White: 11.8
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 9.8
18-19-year-olds: 31.4
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 59
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 101
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 18.8%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 13.1
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 66
Change since 2015: -0.6%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated November 2017. See Archived Statistics.


Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, all ages): 805
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 267

Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 22

 

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

 

Union County Public Schools Health Policies

Health Education Program

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students (page two of "High School Attendance" document)

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Turning Point

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