Rowan 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: 118
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 27.2
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 32.6
Hispanic: 39.4
White: 20.4
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 12.0
18-19-year-olds: 53.6
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 33
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 85
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 26.3%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 22.1
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 36
Change since 2017: -26%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics.

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 951
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 346

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 13


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)

Rowan-Salisbury School System Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Family Life and Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment 

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students 

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Families First NC (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

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