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
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|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):||16|
|Change since 2011:||-9.6%|
*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided.
Sources: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. National ranking calculated by the Guttmacher Institute.
Updated October 2013. See Archived Statistics.
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30-Year Teen Pregnancy Trends, 1981-2011 (2012 update coming soon!)
Visit our Archived State Statistics for past years' data sheets.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2011, 10-19 year olds): 4,354
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2011, 10-19 year olds): 1,149
The total numbers of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases are useful indicators of adolescent sexual health as they are most common in adolescents.