Union 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: 156
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 17.4
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 34.5
Hispanic: 33.9
White: 11.2
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 6.9
18-19-year-olds: 36.4
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 40
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 116
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 23.1%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 12.3
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 70
Change since 2010**: -52.1%

*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): 775
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 210

Number of HIV Reports (2015, all ages): 17


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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