Wayne 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: 153
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 40.7
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 49.7
Hispanic: 68.8
White: 23.0
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 17.4
18-19-year-olds: 79.8
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 41
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 112
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 22.9%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 32.7
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 17
Change since 2016: +6%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics.

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 796
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 337

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 15


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

Board Policy Manual

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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