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Health Disparities in South Carolina

According to the National Institute on Aging, health disparities are differences in any health-related factor such as disease burden, diagnosis, response to treatment, quality of life, health behaviors, and access to care that exist among population groups.  Factors associated with health disparities include demographics, socioeconomic status, educational attainment, disability status, access to health care, culture, health behaviors, and other biological factors.  

AARP South Carolina is fighting to build a more equitable society and advocate for programs that enable people to live and age with dignity and purpose.

For more information, please contact Jo Pauling-Jones at For media inquiries, contact


Suggested citations:

Pauling-Jones, Jo. South Carolina Health Disparities — Facts Infographic. Washington, DC: AARP Research, July 2021.

Pauling-Jones, Jo. South Carolina Health Disparities — Solutions Infographic. Washington, DC: AARP Research, July 2021.

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