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State Summary: South Carolina, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
South Carolina
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: South Carolina, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of missed school days
  • Low prevalence of homeless family households
  • Low cost of infant child care
Challenges
  • Low immunization coverage among adolescents
  • High percentage of preterm births
  • High prevalence of concentrated disadvantage
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, smoking among women ages 18-44 decreased 19% from 22.5% to 18.3%
  • Since the 2016 edition, maternal mortality decreased 2% from 27.1 to 26.5 deaths per 100,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use during pregnancy decreased 13% from 11.2% to 9.8% of live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant mortality decreased 7% from 7.2 to 6.7 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen births decreased 8% from 28.5 to 26.2 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19
  • Since the 2016 edition, child mortality increased 16% from 25.2 to 29.3 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-18
WEBSITE: scdhec.gov
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