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Cabarrus 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: 131
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 18.2
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    25.0
Hispanic: 35.6
White: 10.6
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 8.4
18-19-year-olds:   37.5
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 40
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 91
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 22.1%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 13.2
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 64
Change since 2017: -14%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided, nor do they receive a ranking or change percentage.

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 1,135
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 326

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 14

 

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)

Cabarrus County Schools Health Policies

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Comprehensive Health Education 

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

 

Kannapolis City Schools Health Policies

Board Policies - Home

Comprehensive Health Education (file 5060)

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students (file 6901)

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Cabarrus Health Alliance (NC TPPI Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program and Adolescent Parenting Program)

Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network

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