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Georgia - 2012

Overall
Ranking

39

  • Outcomes Rank 35
  • Determinants Rank 39
  • Overall Rank 39
  • Diabetes Rank 33
  • Smoking Rank 25
  • Obesity Rank 27
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)

Strengths:

  • High immunization coverage
  • Low prevalence of binge drinking

 

Challenges:

  • High infant mortality rate
  • High levels of air pollution
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low high school graduation rate

 

Highlights:

  • Georgia has 2 million obese adults and almost 750,000 adults have diabetes.
  • In the past five years, the high school graduation rate increased from 61.2 percent to 67.8 percent of ninth graders who graduate in four years.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 82.0 to 68.4 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past ten years, the rate of uninsured population increased from 15.0 percent to 19.3 percent.
  • While Georgia is still challenged by a high infant mortality rate, in the past ten years it has declined from 8.4 to 7.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 

Disparities:

  • In Georgia, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 37.6 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 26.1 percent; smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic whites at 18.8 percent than Hispanics at 13.6 percent; and sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among Hispanics at 30.1 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 22.6 percent.

 

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

Georgia - 2012

Overall
Ranking

39

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