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South Carolina, the Palmetto State, ranks 42nd in the most recent America’s Health Rankings. The state rates poorly in several categories: cancer deaths (38th); cardiovascular deaths (37th); children in poverty (33rd); incidence of chlamydia (44th); diabetes (43rd); immunization among adolescents (47th); infant mortality (42nd); infectious disease (44th); lack of health insurance (37th); low birthweight (47th); obesity (41st); premature deaths (42nd); salmonella (46th); smoking (43rd); heart disease (35th); high blood pressure (43rd); high cholesterol (47th); preterm birth (47th); stroke (41st); and, teen birth rate (39th).
In the past year, children living poverty has increased 28% from 17.6 to 22.5. The state has over 4.8 million residents, with 13% of the population uninsured. The average cost of an inpatient hospital stay before insurance is $1,961 per day based on 2014 data, according to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. South Carolina had healthcare expenditures totaling more than $28.7 billion in 2009. The state has 70 hospitals and 57 HMO groups with membership exceeding 1.04 million individuals.