(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to injury prevention -- with tougher policies on such things as seatbelt use, bike helmets and drunk driving -- South Carolina is ranked near the bottom of the pile among all states for such, according to a report released Tuesday by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The report ranks states on steps taken to reduce the risk of accidental injury, the country's fifth-leading cause of death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
South Carolina scored three out of 10 on a list of injury prevention policies; with Idaho, Kentucky, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming all attaining the same score.
New York and California scored nine out of 10 to top the rankings, while Montana and Ohio ranked last with scores of two out of 10.
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