South Carolina

South Carolina

Overall Rank: 43

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

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.

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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 37 10.2 view View Actions
All Determinants 47 -0.516 view View Actions
All Outcomes 40 -0.119 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 16 15.4 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 38 203 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 38 277.6 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 32 22 view View Actions
Chlamydia 44 625.5 view View Actions
Dentists 44 47.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 44 11.6 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 10 25 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 29 13.6 view View Actions
High School Graduation 47 68.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 47 50.0 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 17 71.8 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 38 7.23 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 49 0.913 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 36 16.6 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 47 9.9 view View Actions
Obesity 44 31.6 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 31 5.1 view View Actions
Overall 43 -0.635 view View Actions
Pertussis 16 3.4 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 39 25 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 41 4.2 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 29 4.1 view View Actions
Premature Death 42 9098 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 21 59.4 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 33 105.9 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 31 65.65 view View Actions
Salmonella 49 34.1 view View Actions
Smoking 38 22.5 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 77.2 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 43 59.6 view View Actions
Fruits 42 0.84 view View Actions
Health Status 37 48.8 view View Actions
Heart Attack 40 5.18 view View Actions
Heart Disease 38 5.1 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 44 36.4 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 44 41.6 view View Actions
Income Disparity 35 0.4684 view View Actions
Low Health Status 36 18.93 view View Actions
Median Household Income 40 44401 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 13.3 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 48 34266 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 47 14.1 view View Actions
Stroke 43 3.65 view View Actions
Suicide 24 13.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 40 39.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 40 15.8 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 46 9.4 view View Actions
Vegetables 48 0.72 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 19.1 view View Actions