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Georgia - 2013



  • Outcomes Rank 32
  • Determinants Rank 40
  • Overall Rank 38
  • Diabetes Rank 28
  • Smoking Rank 30
  • Obesity Rank 30
GA Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)


  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low incidence of pertussis infections
  • High immunization coverage among children



  • Low high school graduation rate
  • High percent of children in poverty
  • High prevalence of low birthweight



  • In Georgia, more than 2.1 million adults are obese and more than 720,000 adults have diabetes.
  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased from 16.6 percent of adults to 14.4 percent.
  • The high school graduation rate improved for the seventh consecutive year rising from 60.8 percent of incoming ninth graders who graduate in 4 years in 2006 to 69.9 percent today.
  • The percent of children in poverty increased from 20.4 percent in 2007 to 27.1 percent of persons younger than 18 years, continuing an upward trend since the 2004 Edition.
  • The percent of low birthweight infants, at 9.4 percent of births, has remained relatively constant for the last 6 years.
  • In the last year, the infant mortality rate decreased from 7.7 to 6.9 deaths per 1,000 live births.



  • In Georgia, 51.3 percent of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a high school education report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 22.2 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.1 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: www.health.state.ga.us

Georgia - 2013



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