Wake 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: 595
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 16.3
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 30.6
Hispanic: 39.4
White: 5.8
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 7.5
18-19-year-olds: 29.8
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 165
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 430
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 19.5%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 10.6
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 69
Change since 2016: -11.4%

*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): 6,083
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 2,080

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 132


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



Wake County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

Healthful Living - no policy

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County

The Child’s Advocate

Equality NC


Planned Parenthood South Atlantic


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