2016 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||85|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||42.9|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||21|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||64|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||29.4%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||38.3|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||13|
|Change since 2015:||-7.3%|
*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.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, all ages): 153
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 27
Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 4
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
Wilkes County Schools Health Policies
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
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