Wilson 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: 100
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 36.5
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 51.3
Hispanic: *
White: *
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 19.6
18-19-year-olds: 63.4
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 33
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 67
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 26.0%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 29.9
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 17
Change since 2017: +7%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided.

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics.

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 666
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 240

Number of HIV reports (2018, all ages): 15


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)

Wilson County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Section 5000, Policy Code 5060

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 3000, Policy Code 3037/4037/6904/8311

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 6000, Policy Code 6901


Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition 

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