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Women on Pine Ridge: 52
Women in United States: 81
Men on Pine Ridge: 47
Men in United States: 76
Homes with no electricity or running water
Estimated houses infested with black mold
Pine Ridge: By the Numbers
The average home has 17 people living in it.
Tuberculosis: 800% higher*
Cervical Cancer: 500% higher*
Diabetes: 500% higher*
Infant Mortality: 300% higher*
Teen Suicide: 150% higher*
*than US national average
There is one grocery store on the reservation, but zero banks, motels, discount stores or movie theaters.
Many families without running water gather untreated water from local rivers for personal needs.
11,000 square miles; one grocery store
Eight out of 10 families are impacted by alcoholism.
Only three out of 10 teenagers graduate high school.
Half of adults over the age of 40 have diabetes.
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Struggles With Suicide Among Its Young (New York Times, 2015)
A Photographer's Moving Tribute to the Pine Ridge Reservation (Slate, 2014)
Kings coach Dave Joerger working with kids on Native American reservation (USA Today, 2016)
IHS hospital in South Dakota threatened with funds cutoff (Modern Healthcare, 2016)
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