Iredell 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: 110
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 19.3
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 36.3
Hispanic: *
White: 14.3
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 9.5
18-19-year-olds: 39.0
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 36
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 74
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 20.9%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 13.9
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 63
Change since 2017: -11%

*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): 729
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 222

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 9


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)

Iredell-Statesville Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education 

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students (Equal Educational Opportunities)

Mooresville Graded School District Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 4000, Policy Code 1710/4021/7230

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 4000, Policy Code 4023

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Children's Hope Alliance


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