2018 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||64|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||37.3|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||16|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||48|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||28.1%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||31.4|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||15|
|Change since 2016:||-21%|
*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.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 298
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 132
Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 3
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)
Columbus County Schools Health Policies
Whiteville City Schools Health Policies
Comprehensive Health Education - Policy Number 3540
School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Policy Number 1710
Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Policy Number 4023
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
Columbus County Health Department (NC TPPI Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program)
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