Georgia

Georgia

Overall Rank: 38

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GA All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

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

Challenges

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

Highlights

  • 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.

Disparities

  • 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.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 45 11.2 view View Actions
All Determinants 40 -0.298 view View Actions
All Outcomes 32 -0.018 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 9 14.4 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 28 191.9 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 40 283.9 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 45 27.1 view View Actions
Chlamydia 41 561.6 view View Actions
Dentists 45 47.3 view View Actions
Diabetes 28 9.9 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 18 29 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 13 10.4 view View Actions
High School Graduation 45 69.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 29 60.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 8 74.7 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 34 6.93 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 42 0.390 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 45 19.2 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 45 9.4 view View Actions
Obesity 30 29.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 9 3.4 view View Actions
Overall 38 -0.315 view View Actions
Pertussis 6 1.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 33 23.6 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 16 3.6 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 20 3.8 view View Actions
Premature Death 41 8243 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 32 65.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 36 102.5 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 35 60.16 view View Actions
Salmonella 44 26.7 view View Actions
Smoking 30 20.4 view View Actions
Violent Crime 30 378.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 21 76.4 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 33 64.1 view View Actions
Fruits 38 0.89 view View Actions
Health Status 36 49 view View Actions
Heart Attack 16 4.18 view View Actions
Heart Disease 28 4.5 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 33 32.4 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 18 37.3 view View Actions
Income Disparity 43 0.4809 view View Actions
Low Health Status 29 17.48 view View Actions
Median Household Income 32 48121 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 15 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 40 36869 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 42 13.2 view View Actions
Stroke 37 3.26 view View Actions
Suicide 12 12 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 38 38.2 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 38 15.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 43 9.1 view View Actions
Vegetables 38 0.76 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 17 view View Actions