Wayne 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: 145
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 38.1
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 48.5
Hispanic: 50.7
White: 26.0
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 16.0
18-19-year-olds: 74.4
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 38
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 107
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.8%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 31.2
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 14
Change since 2017: -6%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics.

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 918
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 314

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 12


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)

Wayne County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 1000, Policy Code 1710

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 4000, Policy Code 4023


Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health


Think your county's profile is missing something? Update Your County Profile