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South Carolina - 2013

Overall
Ranking

43

  • Outcomes Rank 40
  • Determinants Rank 47
  • Overall Rank 43
  • Diabetes Rank 44
  • Smoking Rank 38
  • Obesity Rank 44
SC Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)

Strengths:

  • Moderate rate of binge drinking
  • Moderate immunization coverage among children
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment

 

Challenges:

  • Low high school graduation rate
  • High incidence of Salmonella & chlamydia infections
  • Low immunization coverage among adolescents

 

Highlights:

  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 27.2 percent to 25.0 percent of adults; however more than 870,000 adults remain physically inactive.
  • South Carolina has one of the highest rates of diabetes at 11.6 percent of the adult population; more than 400,000 adults have diabetes and more than 1.1 million adults are obese in the state.
  • In the past year the percentage of uninsured population decreased from 19.7 percent to 16.6 percent.
  • In the past 5 years, the high school graduation rate increased from 60.1 percent to 68.2 percent of incoming ninth graders who graduate within 4 years.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 76.2 to 59.4 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 34.5 percent from 373.5 to 277.6 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In South Carolina, 51.3 percent of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a high school education report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 26.3 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 25.0 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.scdhec.net

South Carolina - 2013

Overall
Ranking

43

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