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 Snapshot of Health Disparities in 29203

       Approximately 45,605 people

       83.8% African American

       14.1% White

       0.1% Other

       30% of residents are uninsured

       50% of residents have Medicaid/Medicare

       20% of residents have private insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield)

       30.3% living in poverty: One in three residents live in poverty, twice the poverty rate of SC

       One of the highest amputation rates due to diabetes in the US

       57.1% considered low income

       More that 60% of the population is overweight

       11% 65 + yrs

       Per capital income is almost ½ of Richland Co & 70% of SC

      2010 Inpatient & Emergency Room expenditure: $254 million Total, ER $54 million

      Equals an average of $7,358 per person

      Top Five Non-Emergency ER visits 2010

  §  Pediatric ENT

     ​§  Adult ENT

     §  Asthma

     §  Kidney

      §  Adult Dental


Exercising

Exercise has many benefits on your health:                                                                                                                                                           

  • Controls weight
  • Reduces risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions
  • Improves mood and boosts energy
  • Enhances sleep
  • Increases social interaction and is fun!
  • Combats depression and other mental illnesses

As a general rule, try to commit to 30 minutes of physical activity a day!

These parks are hosting programs to get into shape, give them a call and ask for a schedule. Events may include: aerobics, line dancing, zumba, etc.  Click here for info.