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Wilkes County, NC

Local information on the state of adolescent health and helpful resources. 

2015 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 92
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 46.3
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: *
Hispanic: *
White: 42.6
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 27.3
18-19-year-olds: 84.1
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 36
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 56
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 25%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 44.3
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 11
Change since 2010**: -9%

*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.


Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2013, all ages): 105
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2013, all ages): 11

Number of HIV Reports (2013, all ages): 4

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

 

Wilkes County Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Care Connection

Communities In Schools of Wilkes County

Sheltered Aid for Families in Emergency (SAFE)

Wilkes County Health Department

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