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Statewide information on the state of adolescent health and helpful resources. 

2020 Teen Pregnancies 

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 7,749
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 22.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
Black: 33.9
Hispanic: 39.5
White: 13.7
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 9.3
18-19-year-olds: 31.6
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 1,841
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 4,480
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 23.7
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 17.3
Latest National Ranking (out of 50 states):  22
Change since 2017: tba

Sources: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. National ranking calculated by the Guttmacher Institute. 

Updated January 2022. See Archived Statistics

 

County Comparisons

Side-by-side comparisons of all North Carolina counties. View the County Map for a specific snapshot of your county. 

2019 Pregnancies (15-19-year-olds) by County and Race/Ethnicity

2019 Pregnancies Ranked by County, Ages 15-19

2019 Repeat Pregnancies, Ages 15-19

By Age:

2019 15-17-Year-Old Pregnancies 

2019 18-19-Year-Old Pregnancies

Historical Comparisons

30-Year Teen Pregnancy Trends, 1989-2018

Visit our Archived State Statistics for past years' data sheets. 

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2020, 10-19-year-olds): 17,706*
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2020, 10-19-year-olds): 4,797*

HIV Cases (2020, 15-19-year-olds): 69*

 

*2020 data should be treated with caution due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on accessing HIV/STD testing, treatment, and surveillance activities in North Carolina.

Data Sources: 2020 North Carolina STD Surveillance Report and 2020 North Carolina HIV Surveillance Report - HIV/STD/Hepatitis Surveillance Unit, North Carolina DHHS, Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch (2019)

North Carolina Schools Health Policies

2009 Healthy Youth Act

NC Healthy Schools Reproductive Health and Safety Education Resources

Healthy Youth Act FAQs

School Violence Prevention Act

Pregnant and Parenting Students FAQs