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Pregnancies among teens age 15 to 17 by race in North Carolina

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Number and rate of pregnancies per 1,000 teens age 15 to 17 by race.

Reported pregnancies include live births, induced abortions and fetal deaths of 20 or more weeks gestation.
The 2003 U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth, which was implemented in North Carolina during 2010, captures data in a manner that differs from the prior certificate. Due to data compatibility issues, that information was not made available until 2010 and is not available for 2009.

For the pregnancy data in 2011 and 2012, the race categories were expanded to include additional race categories along with a category for Hispanic origin. Beginning in 2013, these race/ethnicity categories were revised to be more congruent with the available data.

The data from 2000–2009, 2011–2012, and 2013–2020 are not compatible and should not be compared.


Rates based on small numbers (fewer than 20 cases) are unstable and should be interpreted with caution.  

Data accessed June 2013.

Last Updated

April 2011