The data presented are for all North Carolina pregnancies. Total pregnancies represent the sum of all induced abortions, live births, and fetal deaths 20 or more weeks of gestation reported in the state. Not included are spontaneous fetal deaths still births occurring prior to 20 weeks gestation, which are not reportable to the state. Special emphasis is placed on abortions, given that they are not reported in other SCHS publications.
Teen Pregnancy Rates In NC Reach Record Low
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N.C. teen pregnancy rate down sixth year in a row
North Carolina's rate of teenage pregnancy is at a record low, but researchers remain concerned about racial disparities. The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina said Monday that 56 of every 1, girls aged 15 to 19 became pregnant in That's down from the rate of more than 58 per 1, girls, and the lowest rate ever recorded. The group's analysis was based on new data released by the state Department of Health and Human Services.
Evidence suggests teen pregnancy significantly increases the risk of repeat pregnancy and of contracting a sexually transmitted infection STI , both of which can result in adverse health outcomes for mothers, children, families, and communities. A systematic review of the sexual risk among pregnant and mothering teens concludes that pregnancy is a marker for current and future sexual risk behavior and adverse outcomes. Teen Births is the number of births to females ages per 1, females in a county. Rates measure the number of events i. Rates help us compare health data across counties with different population sizes.