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State Summary: South Carolina, 2019 Annual Report
South Carolina
2019 Annual Report
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State Findings: South Carolina, 2019, 2019 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low levels of air pollution
  • Low drug death rate
Challenges
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
Highlights
  • In the past three years, drug deaths increased 34% from 13.4 to 18.0 deaths per 100,000 population
  • Since 2013, high school graduation increased 13% from 74.0% to 83.6% of students
  • Since 2003, air pollution decreased 45% from 13.5 to 7.4 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
  • In the past three years, occupational fatalities increased 44% from 4.8 to 6.9 deaths per 100,000 workers
  • Infant mortality decreased 4% from 7.0 to 6.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in the past year, and 48% since 1990
  • In the past year, frequent mental distress increased 6% from 13.9% to 14.8% of adults
WEBSITE: scdhec.gov
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