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Stats of the State of South Carolina

South Carolina Birth Data 2017
South Carolina Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 46.1 8th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.5 14th (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 11.2 7th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 21.7 19th 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 9.7 5th 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

SC Leading Causes of Death, 2017
SC Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 10,418 172.0 16th 165.0
2. Cancer 10,356 162.7 14th 152.5
3. Accidents 3,147 60.2 13th 49.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,983 47.9 12th 40.9
5. Stroke 2,691 44.9 4th 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 2,549 44.9 6th 31.0
7. Diabetes 1,535 24.5 12th 21.5
8. Kidney Disease 950 15.5 16th 13.0
9. Septicemia 884 14.5 10th 10.6
10. Suicide 838 16.3 25th (tie) 14.0

 

South Carolina Mortality Data
South Carolina Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 893 17.7 39,773 12.0
Homicide 444 9.3 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 1,008 20.5 70,237 21.7

 

Other South Carolina Data
Other South Carolina Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.5 5.8
Marriage Rate 7.0 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.6 3.2†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
**** State estimate is unavailable.
† Excludes data for California, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.

Sources:

2017 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 8; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2017 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

South Carolina Birth Data 2016
South Carolina Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 45.3 7th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.5 14th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 11.2 7th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 23.7 15th (tie) 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 9.6 5th (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

SC Leading Causes of Death, 2016
SC Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 10,356 167.7 13th 155.8
2. Heart Disease 10,195 173.8 17th 165.5
3. Accidents 3,012 58.9 13th 47.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,870 47.5 16th (tie) 40.6
5. Stroke 2,627 45.5 6th 37.3
6. Alzheimer’s disease 2,481 45.3 2nd 30.3
7. Diabetes 1,369 22.3 18th 21.0
8. Kidney Disease 897 15.3 17th 13.1
9. Septicemia 873 14.8 9th (tie) 10.7
10. Suicide 815 15.7 23rd (tie) 13.5

 

South Carolina Mortality Data
South Carolina Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 891 17.7 38,658 11.8
Homicide 426 9.0 19,362 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 879 18.1 63,632 19.8

 

Other South Carolina Data
Other South Carolina Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.0 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 10.0 9.0††
Marriage Rate 6.6 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.5 3.2†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
† Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016; 2016 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 1; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2016 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

South Carolina Birth Data 2015
South Carolina Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 46.5 6th 40.3 ¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.7 13th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 11.1 5th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 26.2 16th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 9.5 5th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

SC Leading Causes of Death, 2015
SC Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 10,092 177.8 16th (tie) 168.5
2. Cancer 9,950 166.6 16th 158.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,908 49.9 15th 41.6
4. Accidents 2,737 54.0 13th 43.2
5. Stroke 2,600 46.7 4th 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 2,453 46.2 1st 29.4
7. Diabetes 1,347 23.4 18th (tie) 21.3
8. Kidney Disease 886 15.5 18th 13.4
9. Septicemia 854 14.9 10th 11.0
10. Flu/Pneumonia 848 15.3 30th 15.2

 

South Carolina Mortality Data
South Carolina Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 850 17.3 36,252 11.1
Homicide 448 9.5 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 761 15.7 52,404 16.3

 

Other South Carolina Data
Other South Carolina Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.0 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

13.4

10.0

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 7.5 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.8 3.1†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
† Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015 and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016; 2015 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 66, No. 1; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2015 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

South Carolina Birth Data 2014
South Carolina Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 47.3 5th 40.2 ¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.3 11th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 10.8 5th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 28.5 13th (tie) 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 9.4 5th 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

SC Leading Causes of Death, 2014
SC Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 9,964 181.1 14th 167.0
2.  Cancer 9,930 171.4 13th 161.2
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,715 48.2 15th 40.5
4.  Accidents 2,436 48.2 17th 40.5
5.  Stroke 2,393 44.2 7th 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 1,938 37.4 3rd 25.4
7.  Diabetes 1,239 21.8 22nd 20.9
8.  Kidney Disease 837 15.1 18th 13.2
9.  Septicemia 813 14.4 12th 10.7
10.  Suicide 753 15.2 22nd 13.0

 

South Carolina Mortality Data
South Carolina Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 767 15.5 33,594 10.3
Homicide 363 7.6 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 701 14.4 47,055 14.7

 

Other South Carolina Data
Other South Carolina Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.5 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 14.5 11.5
Marriage Rate 7.6 6.9†
Divorce Rate 2.9 3.2††

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a – Data not available.

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2014; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2014 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report.  States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.  When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

 

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