Durham 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: 259
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 24.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    29.9
Hispanic: 46.5
White: 7.2
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 12.8
18-19-year-olds:   36.6
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 66
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 193
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 18.1%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 17.1
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 44
Change since 2017: +6%

*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): 2,863
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 1,107

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 60


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)

Durham Public Schools Health Policies

Comprehensive Health Education Program

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Achievement Academy of Durham

Center for Child and Family Health

El Centro Hispano

The Life Center

Movement of Youth

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Partnership for a Healthy Durham

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic



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