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State Summary: South Carolina, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
South Carolina
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: South Carolina, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • High percentage of well-baby visits
  • Low prevalence of missed school days
Challenges
  • High prevalence of concentrated disadvantage
  • High prevalence of smoking during pregnancy
  • Low prevalence of protective home environment in children ages 0-5
Highlights
  • South Carolina ranks 48th in infants’ behaviors and 47th in women’s behaviors with rankings in the bottom 10 in breastfeeding exclusively for six months, smoking during pregnancy, obesity among women, and chlamydia.
  • It ranks 44th and 43rd in community & environment measures for women and children, and 6th in community & environment measures for infants.
  • South Carolina ranks 46th in low birthweight, 44th in preterm birth, 42nd in infant mortality, and 41st in maternal mortality.
  • The state ranks in the top 10 in infant child care cost (8.8% of married couple’s median income) and well-baby visits (96.3%).
  • The state has low adolescent immunization coverage, particularly Tdap at 72.6% of children ages 13 to 17.
WEBSITE: scdhec.gov
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