Cleveland 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: 108
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 34.5
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    48.1
Hispanic: *
White: 28.7
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 17.2
18-19-year-olds:   60.0 
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 32
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 76
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 18.5%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 30.4
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 20
Change since 2016: -4%

*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): 665
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 414

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 8


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)

Cleveland County Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Cleveland County Public Health Center (NC TPPI Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program)

Communities In Schools of Cleveland County

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