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South Carolina

Preventive Care Quality Measures and Metrics Compared to All States

State Performance Ratings

Rating Number of Measures for State in Summary Measure Number of Measures for All States in Summary Measure
Better than Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is better than the all-State/regional average and is statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 6 207
Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is not statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 10 444
Worse than Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is worse than the all-State/regional average and is statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 2 267
N/A = An estimate or standard error was not available for a State measure or the relative standard error is greater than or equal to 30 percent. 0 0
Total number of measures for the State (excluding measures that are N/A) 18 918

Measures for which South Carolina's rate is Better than the all-State Average

Quality Dimension Short Measure Name State Performance1 Most Recent Data Year State Rate All-State Average2 Regional Average Baseline Year Average Annual Change3 Direction of Change Data Source4 Full NHQR Measure Title NHQR Table Number5
Cancer Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy Better than Average 2008 66 64.2 67.1 2001 5.0% Improved BRFSS Percentage of adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy 1_3_2.3
Heart Disease Blood cholesterol testing Better than Average 2007 77.6 74.4 77.8 2001 -0.1% Unchanged BRFSS Percentage of adults who had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years 4_1_3.4
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - received flu vaccine Better than Average 2008 92.6 89.9 90.4 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who received influenza vaccination during the flu season 11_1_11.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home short-stay residents - received flu vaccine Better than Average 2008 84.5 82.7 81.3 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who received influenza vaccination during the flu season 11_1_12.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home long-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Better than Average 2008 92.8 86.3 87.9 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination 11_1_13.3
Supportive and Palliative Care Nursing home short-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Better than Average 2008 87.3 79.7 77.9 No Data No Data No Data MDS Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination 11_1_14.3


1 State Performance is for the most recent data year compared to All States

2 These all-State averages are calculated consistently across all measures and differ slightly from those in the National Healthcare Quality Report. For more information, select the Methods page.

3 The sign on entries under the column "Average Annual Change" indicates whether the measure has risen or fallen since the baseline year. Because "+" or "-" can represent an improvement or a worsening depending on how the measure is constructed, the column "Direction of Change" helps the user know what the change means.

4 Additional information about data sources/acronyms.

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Measures for which South Carolina's rate is similar to the all-State Average

Quality Dimension Short Measure Name State Performance6 Most Recent Data Year State Rate All-State Average7 Regional Average Baseline Year Average Annual Change8 Direction of Change Data Source9 Full NHQR Measure Title NHQR Table Number10
Cancer Pap tests Average 2008 80.1 79.0 82.1 2000 -1.2% Worsened BRFSS Percentage of women age 18 and over who received a Pap smear within the last 3 years 1_2_1.3
Cancer Fecal occult blood tests Average 2008 21.3 21.6 23.9 2001 -6.6% Worsened BRFSS Percentage of adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years 1_3_3.3
Maternal and Child Health Children fully vaccinated Average 2008 78.8 77.7 78.0 2000 0.0% Unchanged NIS Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccines (4:3:1:3:3) 6_3_1.3
Maternal and Child Health Children receiving DPT vaccine Average 2008 84.7 84.8 85.5 2000 0.3% Unchanged NIS Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine 6_3_2.3
Maternal and Child Health Children receiving polio vaccine Average 2008 94.6 96.2 93.7 2000 -0.1% Unchanged NIS Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 6_3_3.3
Maternal and Child Health Children receiving MMR vaccine Average 2008 88.5 92.2 92.2 2000 -0.5% Unchanged NIS Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine 6_3_4.3
Maternal and Child Health Children receiving Hib vaccine Average 2008 90.2 91.7 91.4 2000 -1.0% Worsened NIS Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine 6_3_5.3
Maternal and Child Health Children receiving hepititis B vaccine Average 2008 95.8 94.3 94.8 2000 0.1% Unchanged NIS Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine 6_3_6.3
Maternal and Child Health Children receiving varicella vaccine Average 2008 89.2 90.7 91.8 2000 3.0% Improved NIS Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more dose of varicella vaccine 6_3_7.3
Respiratory Diseases Pneumonia vaccine ever - age 65 plus Average 2008 67.1 67.6 66.6 2001 1.6% Improved BRFSS Percentage of adults age 65 and over who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination 8_1_5.4


6 State Performance is for the most recent data year compared to All States

7 These all-State averages are calculated consistently across all measures and differ slightly from those in the National Healthcare Quality Report. For more information, select the Methods page.

8 The sign on entries under the column "Average Annual Change" indicates whether the measure has risen or fallen since the baseline year. Because "+" or "-" can represent an improvement or a worsening depending on how the measure is constructed, the column "Direction of Change" helps the user know what the change means.

9 Additional information about data sources/acronyms.

10 Select for other States' rates.

Measures for which South Carolina's rate is Worse than the all-State Average

Quality Dimension Short Measure Name State Performance11 Most Recent Data Year State Rate All-State Average12 Regional Average Baseline Year Average Annual Change13 Direction of Change Data Source14 Full NHQR Measure Title NHQR Table Number15
Cancer Mammograms Worse than Average 2008 74 76.2 77.6 2000 -0.8% Unchanged BRFSS Percentage of women age 40 and over who received a mammogram in the last 2 years 1_1_1.3
Respiratory Diseases Flu vaccine - age 65 and over Worse than Average 2008 68.9 71.7 69.6 2001 0.3% Unchanged BRFSS Percentage of adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months 8_1_2.4


11 State Performance is for the most recent data year compared to All States

12 These all-State averages are calculated consistently across all measures and differ slightly from those in the National Healthcare Quality Report. For more information, select the Methods page.

13 The sign on entries under the column "Average Annual Change" indicates whether the measure has risen or fallen since the baseline year. Because "+" or "-" can represent an improvement or a worsening depending on how the measure is constructed, the column "Direction of Change" helps the user know what the change means.

14 Additional information about data sources/acronyms.

15 Select for other States' rates.