2018 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||19|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||*|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||1|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||18|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||21.1%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||*|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||*|
|Change since 2017:||*%|
*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided, nor do they receive a NC County Ranking or Change %.
Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 274
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 35
Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 0
The total numbers of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases are useful indicators of adolescent sexual health as they are most common in adolescents.
HIV reports are notable because youth ages 13-24 account for more than 25% of new infections 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)
Watauga County Schools Health Policies
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
The Children's Council of Watauga County (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)
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