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Carolina v. UGA: It's Going to be a Squeaker

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. South_Carolina_Gamecocks_Block_C_logo.svg 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. map 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.  

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