Premature Death

Greenville ranks 42nd out of 45 counties in the state on premature death, which is the number of years of potential life lost before age 75.

Source: Health Data Warehouse, 2012

Death Rates

Cancer has the highest death rates of all disease, followed by heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Death rates for heart disease, lung cancer, stoke, and diabetes are falling.

Source: DHEC, Impact of Chronic Conditions, Greenville County, 2012

Heart disease and cancer are the top causes of premature death.

Heart disease and cancer are the top causes of premature death in Greenville much greater than other causes.

Source: South Carolina DHEC BioStatistics