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Wilson County, NC

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

2016 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 132
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 46.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 60.0
Hispanic: 83.1
White: 22.1
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 22.2
18-19-year-olds: 90.9
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 40
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 92
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 25%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 37.0
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 8
Change since 2015: +11.4%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated November 2017. See Archived Statistics.


Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, all ages): 468
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 231

Number of HIV reports (2016, all ages): 9

 

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

 

 

Wilson County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Section 5000, Policy Code 5060

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 3000, Policy Code 3037/4037/6904/8311

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 6000, Policy Code 6901

 

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

SMART Choices for Youth

Wilson County Substance Abuse Coalition

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