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State Summary: South Carolina, 2016 Annual Report
South Carolina
2016 Annual Report
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State Findings: South Carolina, 2016, 2016 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low incidence of pertussis
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations
Challenges
  • High incidence of infectious disease
  • Low immunization coverage among adolescents
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
Highlights
  • In the past year, smoking decreased 8% from 21.5% to 19.7% of adults.
  • In the past year, Salmonella incidence increased 22% from 24.1 to 29.3 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, HPV immunization among females ages 13 to 17 years decreased 4% from 35.9% to 34.3%
  • In the past year, immunizations among children ages 19 to 35 months decreased 6% from 72.6% to 68.2%.
  • In the past 10 years, infant mortality decreased 23% from 8.7 to 6.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.
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The 2012–2016 data in the above graphs are not directly comparable with prior years. See Methodology for additional information.

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