Davidson 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: 128
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 25.2
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    *
Hispanic: 34.0
White: 23.2
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 8.8
18-19-year-olds:   55.9 
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 29
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 99
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 28.9%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 22.3
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 42
Change since 2017: -10%

*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): 692
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 293

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 16


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)

Davidson County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

Lexington City Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education (Policy 4.15)

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment (Policy 5. 3. 3. 5. 1)

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students (Policy 5.22)

Thomasville City Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education - Policy Code 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Policy Code 1710/4021/7230

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Policy Code 4023

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Communities In Schools of Thomasville (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program & Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program)

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