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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


Substance Abuse
Using drugs and alcohol put you at a higher risk for cancer, heart disease, depression, and much more. Substance abuse will not only effect your health but it can take a toll on your relationships, job, mental health, finances, and more. 

Here are some things you can do to stay alcohol or drug free. 

  • Look for a job that interests you
  • Join a club, exercise, or volunteer in your community
  • Change the setting you are in & the people you hang around
  • ASK FOR HELP 
  • Click here for a list of facilities to help with substance abuse.