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South Dakota Mortality Report, 2023-2024 (Provisional)

South Dakota resident deaths and leading causes of death by month.

Causes of Death, 2013-2022

This report lists selected causes of death for South Dakota residents from 2013 to 2022 by year of death and excludes infant deaths.

Infant Mortality 1-Pager, 2018-2022

From 2018-2022, there were 389 infant deaths in SD. The overall infant mortality rate increased from 6.3 in 2021 to 7.8 in 2022. This is the highest rate for SD since 2017 which was also 7.8.

February 27, 2024 | Maternal Child Health | Infant Mortality

School Height & Weight Report, 2022-2023

The Department of Health (DOH) completed its twenty-fifth year of collecting data on the height and weight of students in South Dakota schools. This report summarizes obesity data collected on 20.3 percent (32,984 students) of the state’s students from 100 schools during the 2022-2023 school year.

February 26, 2024 | School Height & Weight Project | School

PRAMS Data Report, 2021

The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a CDC surveillance system that surveys South Dakota mothers about attitudes, behaviors, and circumstances before, during, and after pregnancy. The data covers a variety of topics including prenatal care, infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, and more.

State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) Report, 2022

SUDORS is a surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to collect comprehensive data on unintentional and undetermined overdose deaths. SUDORS aims to enhance state surveillance of drug overdoses to inform the development of prevention efforts across the state with the goal of reducing overdose deaths. This information comes from death certificates, coroner reports, and toxicology reports. The information collected is then de-identified and entered into the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS).

SUDORS Infographic, 2022

In 2022 there were 74 unintentional and undetermined overdose deaths. A potential bystander was present in 41% of deaths, indicating there may have been an opportunity to provide life-saving actions at the time of the overdose. The largest proportion of overdose deaths were among males, individuals aged 35-44 years, and those who were White. 47% of deaths involved at least one opioid and 54% of deaths involved at least one stimulant. 49% of deaths were attributed to methamphetamine and 33% were attributed to fentanyl. 43% of deaths involved a stimulant and no opioids.

American Indian Health Data Book

The American Indian Health Data Book contains data on selected health concerns in South Dakota, such as social vulnerability, early syphilis, congenital syphilis, cervical cancer, lung cancer, smoking, infant mortality, pregnancy-associated deaths, suicide, alcohol-related deaths, overdose deaths, and age of death.

January 26, 2024 | American Indian

Vital Statistics Report, 2022

This report contains state and county leading health indicators for vital statistics. The report is divided into eight main sections: Overview, Natality, Infant Mortality, Mortality, Marriage and Divorce, Infectious Disease, and Health Status Profiles.

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