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State Summary: South Carolina, 2017 Annual Report
South Carolina
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: South Carolina, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment
  • Low preventable hospitalization rate
  • Low incidence of pertussis
Challenges
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High premature death rate
  • High prevalence of diabetes
Highlights
  • In the past two years, excessive drinking increased 19% from 15.5% to 18.5% of adults
  • In the past 10 years, air pollution decreased 40% from 13.1 to 7.8 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
  • In the past three years, premature death increased 6% from 8,645 to 9,131 years lost before age 75 per 100,000 population
  • In the past 10 years, violent crime decreased 34% from 766 to 502 offenses per 100,000 population
  • In the past year, children in poverty increased 20% from 18.8% to 22.6% of children
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