Union 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: 145
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 15.5
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 25.5
Hispanic: 40.1
White: 9.3
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 7.8
18-19-year-olds: 30.4
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 48
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 97
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 14.5%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 12.0
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 70
Change since 2016: -10.4%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics.

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 815
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 203

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 15


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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