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The Third Installment of Trivia Tuesday Focuses on SD Health
The Third Installment of Trivia Tuesday Focuses on SD Health
September 8, 2015

TRIVIA TUESDAY: Hearty Health Facts

The third installment of Trivia Tuesday is hot off the presses. Impress your friends and coworkers after learning smart-sounding data from our sleek infographics. Further your education by scrolling to the end of the page and clicking the text links to dive deeper into the data at hand. This week’s installment focuses on South Dakota health data. 


Hearty Health Facts

  1. 13.1 percent of SD residents under the age of 65 go without health insurance. This is the 17th best in the nation. The state with the best rate is Massachusetts, with only 4.3 percent of residents remaining uninsured. Source
  2. Approximately 30 percent of South Dakota’s residents are obese, ranking South Dakota as the 20th most obese state in the nation. Source
  3. South Dakota is 6th in the nation for the lowest rates of diabetes at 6.9 percent. Source
  4. There is a correlation between education and diabetes. Those with less than a high school degree have the highest rate of diabetes in South Dakota. Source
  5. Non-metropolitan areas have higher rates of diabetes at 11 percent. Metropolitan areas have a diabetes rate of 8 percent. Source
  6. 13.1 percent of South Dakota’s residents are disabled. The state ranks 29th in the U.S. for percent of individuals with a disability. Source
  7. In South Dakota, non-metropolitan areas have the highest rate of disabled citizens at 14.3 percent. Source
  8. South Dakota citizens with one or more disabilities have a highest rate of poverty. South Dakota as a whole hovers around 13 percent, but those with disabilities have a poverty rate around 20 percent. Source
  9. 26 percent of those below the poverty level are uninsured.  Only, 11 percent of those above the poverty level are uninsured. Source
  10. Non-metropolitan areas of South Dakota have a higher rate of citizens without health insurance than those in mircopolitan or metropolitan areas. The difference is 15.9 percent and 11.7 percent respectively. Source

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