2017 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||23|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||7.3|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||3|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||20|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||8.7%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||*|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||71|
|Change since 2016:||+4.3%|
*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided, nor do they receive a NC County Ranking or Change %.
Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 267
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 22
Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 2
The total numbers of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases are useful indicators of adolescent sexual health as they are most common in adolescents.
HIV reports are notable because youth ages 13-24 account for more than 25% of new infections in the United States.
Source: NC DHHS Communicable Diseases Branch
Watauga County Schools Health Policies
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
The Children's Council of Watauga County (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)
Think your county's profile is missing something? Update Your County Profile.