Data and Reports - Oral Health in S.C.

Reports and Other Data Products

2019 National Oral Health Surveillance Report 

Oral Health In America: Summary of the Surgeon General's Report 

Data Sources

South Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) - The YRBS has been conducted in South Carolina in high schools every other year since 1991 and in middle schools since 2005. The surveys, conducted in the spring of odd-numbered years by the SC Department of Education  is part of a national effort to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth in South Carolina. 

SCAN- South Carolina births, fetal deaths, infant mortality, pregnancy and PRAMS data

South Carolina Central Cancer Registry (SCCCR) - The SCCCR is a population-based data system that collects cancer incidence (newly diagnosed cases) in South Carolina. Data in a central cancer registry are used to study trends in how often cancers occur in a defined area, changes in diagnosis and treatment patterns, and patients' survival rates. Information on cancer mortality (deaths). SCCCR collects information for oral cancers.  


Oral Health for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: Challenges and Opportunities (pdf)

Strategies for Improving the Oral Health System of Care for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs (pdf) - A list of strategies to improve the oral health of CSHCN

Bright Futures: The SC Story (pdf)
A report on how South Carolina's Bright Futures program improved the oral health of children statewide

South Carolina Cancer Plan 2017- 2021