Welcome to the SC Rural Healthcare Resource Dashboard

This tool was created by the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare to enable communities, researchers, and policy makers easy access to actionable data

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Learn about the variables presented in the County and Zip Code Summary Tables

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County and Zip Code Summary

The County and Zip Code Summary table allows users to view, save, and export publicly available data from several state offices all in one place. The table is set up to allow direct comparisons for zip code, city, county, and state level data.  

You can review all available data in the County and Zip Summary tab. Please review the “How to Navigate Summary Table” tab for instructions or further information.

General Information


Provides a population estimate and the percent of that population that is considered rural according to the U.S. Census Bureau for each city/zip code selected as well as the parent county and state.




Indexes and Scores


The SC CRPH has developed a few indexes that pool relevant variables into useful indicators. - PCP Placement Score - The PCP score indicates the need for a Primary Care Provider. It is a standardized sum of several indicators, including Emergency Department and inpatient visit rates, the ratio of health care facilities to population, primary care provider density, and distance to the nearest providers. The final PCP index is weighted by the rural population percentage. A higher score indicates a higher need. - OB Placement Score - OB score indicates the need for obstetric services. It is a standardized sum of several indicators, including birth rate, percentage of women aged 15-50, the ratio of health care facilities to population, obstetricians per capita, and travel time to the closest obstetrician. The final OB index is weighted by the rural population percentage. A higher score indicates a higher need. - Viability Score - The Viability score indicates the potential for economic viability for a provider to practice in an area. It is a standardized sum of several indicators, including employment, insurance, poverty, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation, housing costs, income inequality, medical debt, and others. A higher score indicates a higher potential viability. - SES Score - The SES score indicates the socio-economic status of these areas. It is a standardized sum of several indicators, including unemployment, poverty, housing costs, income inequality, and medical debt. A higher score indicates a better SES status. - Insurance Score - The Insurance Score indicates the health insurance coverage of these areas. It is a standardized sum of several indicators, including percent uninsured, type of insurance, and medical debt. A higher score indicates better insurance coverage.




Demographics


General population information including age, ethnicity, gender, etc.




Mortality


Key mortality statistics, including the overall, infant and overdose mortality.




Healthcare Resources


Access to health providers and/or health facilities.




Socio-Economic Indicators


Economic and educational composition of the community including income measures, poverty measures, and insurance status.




Inpatient Visit Rate


The number of inpatient admissions for various conditions per 1,000 population.




Emergency Department Visit Rate


The number of emergency room visits for various condition per 1,000 population.




Health and Chronic Conditions


Prevalence of health condition in the community (numbers are suppressed for zip codes with case number less than five).




Health Behaviors


Prevalence of various health related behaviors such as exercise, smoking, etc. in the community (numbers are suppressed for zip codes with case numbers less than five).





Maps

Data of special interest to our Center and our partners has also been pulled into interactive maps. To learn how to navigate maps and make the most of the available data, please review the “How to Navigate Maps” tab. Documentation and source information for each map is coded in the tab name (with an italicized letter) and can be found in the “Documentation” tab under “more Maps”.   

Note: Many of our maps visualize data using Zip Code Tabulated Area (aka ZCTA). ZCTAs were created by the US Census bureau and identify the most common zip code for a census block. In most case the ZCTA will be the same as the Zip code for an area. 

Rural


Mapping SC rural areas based on various definitions including Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, RUCA, Census, and more.




PCP Placement Score


CRPH created index to indicate the need for a Primary Care Provider in any specific area. Based on several indicators including Emergency Department and inpatient visit rates, the ratio of health care facilities to population, primary care provider density, and distance to nearing provider. Higher scores indicate a higher need.




OB Placement Score


CRPH created index to indicate the need for Obstetrics Provider in any specific area. Based on several indicators including birth rate, percentage of women aged 15-50, the ratio of health care facilities to population, OB’s per capita, and distance to nearest OB provider. Higher scores indicate a higher need.




Mortality


Key mortality statistics, including the overall, infant and overdose mortality.




Birth Rate


Number of live births per 1,000 at the ZCTA level.




Percent < 30 Minutes from PCP


Maps SC primary care providers and the percent of residents within 30 minutes driving distance of these providers.




MD/DOs


Maps the number of medical providers per 1,000 at the ZCTA level.





   Additional maps listed below can be found by clicking the "More Maps" button: 

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Healthcare Facilities


Maps SC healthcare facilities including nursing homes, hospitals, dialysis facilities, birthing centers, and more.




Community Health Workers Prioritization Index


The Community Health Worker (CHW) prioritization index is an index designed to indicate the potential needs for Community Health Workers in a given area. The higher the score, the higher the need for a Community Health Worker in that location. The index is the summation of the Standardized Rates for the percentage uninsured rate, per capita income (reversely ranked), percentage of population aged 65+ years, percentage of females age 15-49, percentage of low birth weight, providers per 1,000 (reversely ranked), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), number of FQHC/RHC (reversely ranked), and ED visit rate. Z-score standardization is utilized for these indicators. The index is calculated by the Min-Max scaling standardization of total CHW scores. Each component is presented as a map layer as well. Treatment facilities include MH treatment, BH treatment, and specialty treatment. How to use it: Click on the layer to see the map. Only the top layer you choose will be exhibited on the map, please be sure to uncheck other layers. You can click on an area to see the values for each measure on the map.




Pharmacies


Maps SC pharmacies (by type) and the percent of residents within 15 or 30 minutes driving distance of these locations.




Inpatient Visits


Number of inpatient visits per 1,000 at the ZCTA level




ED Visits


Number of Emergency Department visits per 1,000 at the ZCTA level.




Percent Uninsured


Percent of the population with no health insurance at the ZCTA level.




Median Income


Median income at the ZCTA level.




Percent with Type II Diabetes


Percent of adults with Type 2 Diabetes at the ZCTA level. Data for areas with fewer than five reported cases are suppressed.




Percent with Depression


Percent of adults with diagnosed depression at the ZCTA level. Data for areas with fewer than five reported cases are suppressed.




Percent with an Influenza Vaccination


Percent of adults that received a flu vaccine at the ZCTA level. Data for areas with fewer than five reported cases are suppressed.




Percent with Physical Activity in last 30 Days


Percent of adults that reported physical activity within the past 30 days of the survey at the ZCTA level. Data for areas with fewer than five reported cases are suppressed.




Percent with Tobacco Use


Percent of adults that reported ever using tobacco at the ZCTA level. Data for areas with fewer than five reported cases are suppressed.





Specialized Dashboards

The SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare also partners with organizations to develop specialized dashboards for programmatic use.