TEEN BIRTHS IN north carolina, Girls 15 - 19
2014
8,280
NUMBER OF TEEN BIRTHS
2010
$325
MILLION SPENT ON TEEN CHILDBEARING

Teen Birth Rate

2014
25.9 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-9%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2013
-63%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
TEEN PREGNANCY IN north carolina, Girls 15 - 19
2011
16,800
NUMBER OF TEEN PREGNANCIES

Teen Pregnancy Rate

2011
53 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-12%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2010
-57%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1988
SEX AND CONTRACEPTION IN north carolina, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
43.5
2015
EVER HAD SEX
86.9
2015
USED ANY CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD AT LAST SEX
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN north carolina, Women 15 - 44
54
2010
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED
$858
2010
MILLION SPENT ON UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES
Teen Births In North Carolina, Girls 15 - 19
2014
Number of Teen Births
Number of Births to Girls Age 15-19, 2010
8,280
2010
Costs of Teen Childbearing
Costs of Teen Childbearing, 2008 (in Millions of $)
$325 million
2014
Number of Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
3,528
Non-Hispanic Black
2,798
Hispanic
1,662
American Indian/Alaska Native
223
Asian/Pacific Islander
171
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Age *
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
27%
Girls 18-19
71%
2014
Teen Birth Rate
Teen Birth Rate Among Girls Age 15-19
25.9 Births per 1,000 Girls
2014
Change in Teen Birth Rate
From 2011
-9%
From peak year, 1991
-63%
2014
Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity°
Non-Hispanic White
19.7 Births per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
35.4 Births per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
48.5 Births per 1,000 Girls
2014
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity from 2012°
Non-Hispanic White
-15%
Non-Hispanic Black
-15%
Hispanic
-13%
2014
Change in Teen Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1991°
Non-Hispanic White
-62%
Non-Hispanic Black
-68%
Hispanic
-45%
2014
Teen Birth Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
12.2 Births per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
45.5 Births per 1,000 Girls
2014
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Age from 2013
Girls 15-17
-7%
Girls 18-19
-9%
2014
Change in Teen Birth Rates By Age from peak year, 1991
Girls 15-17
-74%
Girls 18-19
-55%
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Birth Order ᵻ
First Births
84%
Subsequent Births
16%
2014
Percent that are Subsequent Teen Births by Age ᵻ
Girls 15-17
7%
Girls 18-19
19%
2014
Percent that are Subsequent Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity ᵻ
Non-Hispanic White
14%
Non-Hispanic Black
16%
Hispanic
N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native
17%
Asian/Pacific Islander
20%
2014
Percent of Births that are Nonmarital
Unmarried Girls, 2010
87%
Teen Pregnancy In North Carolina, Girls 15 - 19
2011
Number of Teen Pregnancies
Number of Teen Pregnancies
16,800
2011
Proportion of Teen Pregnancies by Age ƚ
Girls Under 15
2%
Girls 15-17
28%
Girls 18-19
70%
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate
Teen Pregnancy Rate
53 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate
From 2010
-12%
From peak year, 1988 ‡
-57%
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
37 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
74 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
86 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1992 ‡
Non-Hispanic White
-61%
Non-Hispanic Black
-59%
Hispanic
N/A
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
26 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
90 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from 2010
Girls 15-17
-16%
Girls 18-19
-8%
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from peak year, 1988 ‡
Girls 15-17
-69%
Girls 18-19
-48%
Sex & Contraception In North Carolina, High school students
2015
Ever Had Sex
Among High School Students
43.5%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Grade
Grade 9
26.3%
Grade 10
44.7%
Grade 11
54.2%
Grade 12
54%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Gender
Males
45.8%
Females
41.4%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
40.4%
Non-Hispanic Black
54.9%
Hispanic
36.7%
2015
Sexually Active
Among High School Students
32.7%
2015
Sexually Active by Grade
Grade 9
18.4%
Grade 10
31.2%
Grade 11
40.6%
Grade 12
45.6%
2015
Sexually Active by Gender
Males
33%
Females
32.4%
2015
Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
31.2%
Non-Hispanic Black
39.9%
Hispanic
26.6%
2015
Sex Before Age 13
Sex Before Age 13
5.1%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Grade
Grade 9
6.6%
Grade 10
4.1%
Grade 11
5.2%
Grade 12
4.1%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Gender
Males
7.8%
Females
2.5%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
3.3%
Non-Hispanic Black
8.5%
Hispanic
5.4%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners
Four or More Lifetime Sexual Partners
12.5%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Grade
Grade 9
7%
Grade 10
12.3%
Grade 11
16.6%
Grade 12
15.5%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Gender
Males
15.8%
Females
9.1%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
8.5%
Non-Hispanic Black
21.2%
Hispanic
11.5%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex
Among Sexually Active High School Students
86.9%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 11
87%
Grade 12
87.3%
Grade 9
87.7%
Grade 10
85.9%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
89.2%
Females
84.6%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
89.6%
Non-Hispanic Black
87.6%
Hispanic
80%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex
Used a Condom at Last Sex
60.5%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
65.6%
Grade 10
68.5%
Grade 11
54.5%
Grade 12
57%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Gender
Males
65.3%
Females
55.5%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
57.5%
Non-Hispanic Black
70.5%
Hispanic
49.9%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
Students Who Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
18.9%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
11.4%
Grade 10
18.8%
Grade 11
17.6%
Grade 12
24.7%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Gender
Males
19%
Females
18.9%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
23.8%
Non-Hispanic Black
16.8%
Hispanic
4.6%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex
Used Any Hormonal Method at Last Sex
26.3%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
19.8%
Grade 10
20.5%
Grade 11
27.5%
Grade 12
33.9%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
23.8%
Females
28.9%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Hispanic
14.7%
Non-Hispanic Black
26.1%
Non-Hispanic White
29.8%
Unplanned Pregnancy In North Carolina, Women 15 - 44
2010
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Women Age 15-44
54%
2010
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Women Age 15-44
49 Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
2010
Public Costs of Unplanned Pregnancies
Public Costs of Births Resulting from Unplanned Pregnancies (in Millions of $)
$858 million
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