Georgia

Georgia

Overall Rank: 40

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GA Obesity - Senior (2013-2014) see more
  • Percentage of adults aged 65 and older estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of health screenings
  • High use of hospice care

Challenges

  • Low percentage of quality nursing home beds
  • Limited availability of home health care workers
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty

Highlights

  • In Georgia, more than 100,000 seniors smoke.
  • Although Georgia has a low prevalence of obesity, the prevalence of physical inactivity is relatively high; more than 320,000 seniors are physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past year, flu vaccination coverage increased from 55.2 percent to 60.1 percent of adults aged 65 and older.
  • Georgia ranks 46th in the overall community and environment category, and ranks in the bottom 10 for poverty, food insecurity, nursing home quality, food insecurity, and community support.
  • In the past year, use of hospice care among seniors increased by 29 percent and hospital deaths among seniors decreased by 23 percent.

Disparities

  • In Georgia, 17.5 percent of seniors with a college education are physically inactive compared to 45.1 percent of seniors with less than a high school education.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Able-Bodied 39 61.3 view View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 42 -0.214 view View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 41 -0.131 view View Actions
Behavior - Senior 41 -0.077 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 25 3.8 view View Actions
Clinical Care - Senior 15 0.028 view View Actions
Community - Senior 46 -0.13 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Senior 47 -0.1 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Senior 37 -0.031 view View Actions
Community Support 41 513 view View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider 28 95 view View Actions
Dental Visit - Senior 33 63.3 view View Actions
Diabetes Management 23 80.7 view View Actions
Falls 26 28.7 view View Actions
Flu Vaccine 25 60.1 view View Actions
Food Insecurity 42 17.5 view View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 35 71.3 view View Actions
Health Screenings 8 89.6 view View Actions
Health Status - Senior 43 34.4 view View Actions
Hip Fractures 45 8.5 view View Actions
Home Health Care 46 44.8 view View Actions
Hospice Care 6 55.5 view View Actions
Hospital Deaths 21 22.9 view View Actions
Hospital Readmissions 23 15.6 view View Actions
ICU Usage 34 14.2 view View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 22 10.42 view View Actions
Mental Health Days - Senior 23 2.3 view View Actions
Nursing Home Quality 47 37.7 view View Actions
Obesity - Senior 12 25.4 view View Actions
Overall - Senior 40 -0.345 view View Actions
Pain Management 35 50.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Senior 34 31.2 view View Actions
Policy - Senior 33 -0.035 view View Actions
Poverty - Senior 43 11 view View Actions
Premature Death - Senior 41 2157 view View Actions
Prescription Drug Coverage 32 85.8 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Senior 32 65.2 view View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care 28 98.1 view View Actions
Smoking - Seniors 36 9.9 view View Actions
Social Support 20 81.1 view View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Senior 34 18.4 view View Actions
Underweight 29 1.7 view View Actions
Volunteerism 40 20.4 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cognition 42 11.2 view View Actions
Depression 13 12.1 view View Actions
Education 32 20.5 view View Actions
Multiple Chronic Conditions 33 36.3 view View Actions
Suicide - Senior 35 17 view View Actions