2015 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||161|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||42.4|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||33|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||128|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||26.1%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||34.8|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||17|
|Change since 2010**:||-37.1%|
*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.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2015, all ages): 788
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 358
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
Wayne County Schools Health Policies
Comprehensive Health Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3540
School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 1000, Policy Code 1710
Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 4000, Policy Code 4023
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
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