Johnston 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: 142
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 21.3
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 34.1
Hispanic: 38.2
White: 11.8
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 7.3
18-19-year-olds: 48.2
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 32
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 110
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 14.1%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 16.3
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 57
Change since 2017: -12%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 883
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 245

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 15


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)

Johnston County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Healthful Living Education 

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Harbor, Inc.

Johnston County Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: 919-934-6820 (no website)

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