Summary

Low Disparities1

  • Between females2 and males2 for diabetes
  • Between metropolitan2 and non-metropolitan2 areas for uninsured
  • Between females3 and males2 for less than a high school education

High Disparities

  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for high health status
  • Between Hispanic2 and white3 for dedicated health care provider
  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for food insecurity

[1] Low disparities within a state does not indicate that all populations are doing well. Consider rates in comparison to national averages.
[2] Rates worse than national average.
[3] Rates same or better than national average.

Highlights

  • 29% decrease in Premature Death in the Hispanic population between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 5,552 to 3,927 years of potential life lost before age 75 per 100,000
  • 29% decrease in Unemployment in female civilians between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 7.9% to 5.6%
  • 20% decrease in Smoking in Black adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 22.0% to 17.7%
  • 25% increase in Cancer in college graduates between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 6.4% to 8.0%
  • 15% increase in Poverty in male-headed households between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 9.1% to 10.5%
  • 9% increase in Physical Inactivity in adults with a high school education between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 31.1% to 33.8%

Trends


Income Inequality

Income inequality measures the ratio of median household income of the 20% richest to the 20% poorest. A high ratio indicates greater income inequality. Research demonstrates an association between greater income disparity and poorer population health.
In South Carolina, income inequality has decreased since 2011. South Carolina’s ratio is currently lower than the national ratio.

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