Union 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: 119
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 12.1
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 22.8
Hispanic: 29.6
White: 6.5
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 4.0
18-19-year-olds: 26.4
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 25
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 94
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.4%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 9.2
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 70
Change since 2017: -22%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics.

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 988
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 286

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 18


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)

Union County Public Schools Health Policies

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Health Education Program (Policy Chapter 5, Number 5-7)

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment (Policy Chapter 4, Number 4-7)

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students (no policy)

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

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