Lee 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: 61
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 33.0
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: *
Hispanic: 48.4
White: 27.9
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 17.2
18-19-year-olds: 60.0
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 20
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 41
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 19.7%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 27.1
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 24
Change since 2017: -14%

*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): 286
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 79

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 7


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)


Lee County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education 

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 


Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Coalition for Families in Lee County (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, and PREPare for Success)

Get Smart, Inc.: 919-776-6119

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