Burke County, NC

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

2018 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 61
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 26.6
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    *
Hispanic: *
White: 24.6
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: *
18-19-year-olds:   67.4
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 9
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 52
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.6%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 23.1
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 38
Change since 2017: -17%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided.

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 356
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 188

Number of HIV Reports (2018, 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 Sources: 2018 North Carolina STD Surveillance Report and 2018 North Carolina HIV Surveillance Report - HIV/STD/Hepatitis Surveillance Unit, North Carolina DHHS, Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch (2019)


Burke County Public Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual Link

Comprehensive Health Education: Chapter 3, Policy Number 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment: Chapter 4, Policy Number 4331

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students: Chapter 4, Policy Number 4023

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Burke County Health Department

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