Posted by Ryan Morgan on September 06, 2013 at 4:48 PM
Last week I mistakenly predicted a UNC victory
due to their estimated rates of AIDS diagnoses.
I admit it: my method was crude, untested, and broad, but now I can confidently assure you, I’ve perfected my method. For real.
This week , South Carolina fans, I think my prediction might be more amenable to you and most important, more accurate.
South Carolina wins! But it’s going to be a close one.
Here’s why: teen pregnancy rates.
As you’ll see in the map
below, Georgia’s teen pregnancy rates are in the 78-165 per 1000 women range while South Carolina hangs tight in the 65-77 range.
Let’s look at the down and dirty hard numbers
, shall we?
Georgia ranks 10th in teen pregnancy with 78
cases of pregnancy per 1000 women between the ages of 15-19. South Carolina, however, clings desperately to ranking 11 (remember, lower is better here!) with 76
cases of pregnancy per 1000 women between 15-19 years old.
Go, fight, win, kick ass