Fall River - Health & Wellness
Fall River County ranked 49th among 59 South Dakota counties scored on the basis of health outcomes in 2012. Residents reported higher rates of poor physical and mental health days than the state and national average. Residents were less likely to engage in excessive drinking. Rates of adult obesity and smoking equaled the statewide average. The teen birth rate of 48 per 1,000 females ages 15-19 was above the statewide rate of 39. County residents were only slightly more likely to have health insurance compared to state averages. To compare Fall River County data to other counties, visit the site created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.
County-level health statistics are also available from the U.S. Deparment of Health & Human Services. Compare Fall River County to similar counties in the United States and to the national median.