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Onslow 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: 256
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 50.8
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 31.0
Hispanic: 61.1
White: 54.5
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 8.9
18-19-year-olds: 107.9
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 26
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 230
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 18.4%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 41.5
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 1
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 2018. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 2,093
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 519

Number of HIV reports (2018, all ages): 10

 

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)

Onslow County Schools Health Policies

Board Policies - Home

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

James C. Brown Youth Center

Onslow County DSS (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

Onslow Women’s Center

PEERS Family Development Center 

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