#34. South Carolina

- Overall score (relative to U.S. average): -0.102

- Senior behaviors rank: #25

- Community & environment rank: #33

- Policy rank: #19

- Clinical care rank: #13

- Health outcomes rank: #37

Few South Carolinian seniors drink to excess. Deaths in hospitals fell 42% in the past six years, while seniors made use of hospice care. Food insecurity is high, though it dropped 12% in the past two years. There is a high prevalence of frequent mental distress, and smoking increased 15% in the past four years.

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