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Health and Social Indicators

The following indicators give a sense or understanding of the health and well-being of South Carolinians. In brief, the significance or relevance of the indicator is included. All data are comparable to other states and historical data are available. (Select state rankings are also provided.) Additionally, the data sources are indicated via hyperlink for each indicator where possible. In other cases, sources are simply cited. Endnotes provide other referencing information and, in some cases, explanatory narrative. 

 

South Carolina Indicators Project

Health and Social Indicators

At-a-Glance

Indicators

State Rankings (SC) (1=highest)

Data

1. Infant Mortality Rate

4

YR  2007: 8.6 infant deaths per 1,000 live births

2.  Birth Rates Among Female Teens Age 15-19

11

YR 2008:  53.1 per 1,000 females age 15-19 in population

3. Low Birth Weight Babies

4

YR 2008: 9.9% of births

4. Percent of Persons not Covered by Health Insurance

14

YR 2009: 17.0%

5. Substantiated Reports of Child Neglect or Abuse (per 1,000 children in population)

     19

YR 2009: 11.8 children per 1,000 children in SC

Rev. 04.15.2011