South Carolina

South Carolina

Overall Rank: 42

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low incidence of pertussis
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations

Challenges

  • Low rate of high school graduation
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • High prevalence of diabetes

Highlights

  • In the past year, immunization coverage among adolescents increased by 21 percent from 50.0 percent to 60.4 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years.
  • In the past 2 years, physical inactivity decreased by 9 percent from 27.2 percent to 24.8 percent of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, high school graduation increased by 9 percent from 66.0 percent to 72.0 percent of incoming ninth graders.
  • In the past 5 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 23 percent from 70.6 to 54.1 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 42 percent from 13.0 to 7.5 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 30 9.5 view View Actions
All Determinants 46 -0.448 view View Actions
All Outcomes 42 -0.193 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 14 14.9 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 38 203.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 37 272.2 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 28 18.5 view View Actions
Chlamydia 46 580.2 view View Actions
Dentists 44 47.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 47 12.5 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 32 30.4 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 30 13.5 view View Actions
High School Graduation 46 72 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 38 60.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 40 66.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 44 7.5 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 47 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 38 16.3 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 47 9.6 view View Actions
Obesity 41 31.7 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 38 5.5 view View Actions
Overall 42 -0.641 view View Actions
Pertussis 10 4.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 32 24.8 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 30 3.8 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 38 4.2 view View Actions
Premature Death 42 8645 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 20 54.1 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 33 107.9 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 29 67.71 view View Actions
Salmonella 46 31.1 view View Actions
Smoking 40 22 view View Actions
Violent Crime 46 558.8 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 17 78.5 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 43 59.6 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 17 16.3 view View Actions
Fruits 38 1.26 view View Actions
Heart Attack 31 4.7 view View Actions
Heart Disease 37 4.9 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 43 38.4 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 47 42.6 view View Actions
High Health Status 33 50.3 view View Actions
Income Disparity 29 0.467 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 37 37.5 view View Actions
Median Household Income 43749 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 13.9 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 48 35831 view View Actions
Physical Activity 32 73.1 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 46 13.7 view View Actions
Stroke 40 3.7 view View Actions
Suicide 25 14.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 39 36.6 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 36 14 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 36 7.6 view View Actions
Vegetables 42 1.71 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 16.0 view View Actions

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