Wake 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: 659
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 18.4
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 32.1
Hispanic: 41.6
White: 7.7
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 8.1
18-19-year-olds: 34.0
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 174
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 485
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.3%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 11.6
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 65
Change since 2015: -7.1%

*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): 5,514
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 1,626

Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 173


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

The Board Policy Manual is in the process of being revised, and two manuals are currently in use. See explanation here.

New/Updated Board Policy Manual

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Series 4000, Policy Code 1710/4021/7230

Old Board Policy Manual

Healthful Living - Series 5000, Policy Code 5120 R&P

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Series 6000, Policy 6760

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Boys and Girls Club of Wake County

The Child’s Advocate

Equality NC


Planned Parenthood South Atlantic


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