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South Carolina

Maternal and Child Health 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. 1 40
Average = The State rate on an NHQR measure is not statistically different from the all-State/regional average. 9 349
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. 1 100
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 72
Total number of measures for the State (excluding measures that are N/A) 11 489

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
Maternal and Child Health Birth trauma injury to neonate per 1,000 live births Better than Average 2007 1 1.8 2.0 2004 -3.1% Improved HCUP Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1,000 live births (excluding preterm and osteogenesis imperfecta births) 6_2_1.3


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
Maternal and Child Health Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries Average 2007 156 148.8 143.1 2000 -3.0% Improved HCUP Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries 6_2_3.3
Maternal and Child Health Obstetric trauma per 1,000 cesarean deliveries Average 2007 3.7 3.4 3.4 2000 -3.9% Improved HCUP Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 cesarean deliveries 6_2_4.3
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


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.

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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
Maternal and Child Health Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Worse than Average 2007 38.4 33.2 33.1 2000 -5.5% Improved HCUP Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance 6_2_2.3


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.

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