Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of NC

North Carolina

Statewide information on the state of adolescent health and helpful resources. 

2012 Teen Pregnancies 

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 12,535
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 39.6
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 55.0
Hispanic: 62.0
White: 28.3
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 19.7
18-19-year-olds: 66.9
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 3,604
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 8,931
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.5%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 31.8
Latest National Ranking (out of 50 states): 20
Change since 2011: -9.6%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided. All rates are per 1,000.

Sources: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. National ranking calculated by the Guttmacher Institute. 

Updated October 2013. See Archived Statistics


County Comparisons

Side-by-side comparisons of all North Carolina counties. View the County Map for a specific snapshot of your county. 

2012 Teen Pregnancies Ranked by County

2012 Teen Pregnancies (15-19-year-olds)

2012 Repeat Teen Pregnancies

By Race/Ethnicity:

2012 Teen Pregnancies by Race/Ethnicity

By Age:

2012 15-17-Year-Old Pregnancies

2012 18-19-Year-Old Pregnancies

Historical Comparisons

30-Year Teen Pregnancy Trends, 1981-2011 (2013 update coming soon!)

Visit our Archived State Statistics for past years' data sheets. 

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2013, 10-19-year-olds): 14,835
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2013, 10-19-year-olds): 3,143


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