Population data is used in the calculations of rates. Most often, population data
is used in the denominator for rate calculations. For examples of rate formulas,
please visit SCAN's Animated Formulas page.

The population data is obtained from South Carolina Budget and Control Board's Office
of Research Statistics prior to 2004 and from National Center for Health Statistics
since 2004.

This page enables those who have the password to access the data without the confidentiality
rules applied. If access to this site is needed please visit
Division of Biostatistics for the contact information.