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Georgia - 2013

Overall
Ranking

43

Overall - Senior: Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.
Strengths:
  • Low prevalence of chronic drinking
  • High percentage of hospice care

Challenges:
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High prevalence of underweight seniors
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • Many poor mental health days per month

Highlights:
  • Georgia has a high percentage of seniors living in poverty at 11.2 percent of adults aged 65 and older.
  • Volunteerism is low among Georgia seniors with19.8 percent of seniors who volunteer.
  • The chronic drinking rate in Georgia is 3.0 percent of adults aged 65 and older, lower than most other states.
  • Georgia has a high rate of food insecurity; 17.1 percent of adults aged 60 and older, or almost 180,000 seniors, are marginally food insecure.
  • In Georgia, more than 110,000 adults aged 65 and older smoke and 350,000 seniors are physically inactive.

Disparities:
  • In Georgia, seniors with a college degree report higher health status, less physical inactivity, and greater social and emotional support than seniors with less than a high school degree.

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

Georgia - 2013

Overall
Ranking

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Measure Rank Value Take Action
Smoking - Seniors 40 10.8 View Actions
Underweight - Seniors 41 2.4 View Actions
Obesity - Seniors 26 25.4 View Actions
Chronic Drinking - Seniors 16 3.03 View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Seniors 35 33.6 View Actions
Pain Management - Seniors 35 50.3 View Actions
Dental Visit - Seniors 32 66.2 View Actions
Social Support - Seniors 20 81.1 View Actions
Volunteerism - Seniors 41 19.8 View Actions
Poverty - Seniors 42 11.2 View Actions
Food Insecurity - Seniors 43 17.1 View Actions
Highly Rated Nursing Homes 37 32 View Actions
Community Support - Seniors 41 513 View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 36 72 View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 22 10.42 View Actions
Creditable Drug Coverage-Seniors 32 85.8 View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider - Seniors 37 93.6 View Actions
Flu Vaccine - Seniors 45 55.2 View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Seniors 32 68.4 View Actions
Diabetes Management 23 80.7 View Actions
Hospice Care - Seniors 9 42.8 View Actions
Hospital Readmissions - Seniors 23 15.6 View Actions
Home Health Care - Seniors 43 51.3 View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care-Seniors 31 97.5 View Actions
Health Screenings - Seniors 16 87.9 View Actions
Health Status - Seniors 45 32.89 View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Seniors 39 20.99 View Actions
Able-Bodied 39 60.81986637 View Actions
Hip Fractures - Seniors 45 8.5 View Actions
ICU Usage - Seniors 34 14.2 View Actions
Hospital Deaths - Seniors 28 29.8 View Actions
Falls - Seniors 28 16.7 View Actions
Mental Health Days - Seniors 46 2.8 View Actions
Premature Death - Seniors 41 2157 View Actions
Overall - Senior 43 -0.451 View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 42 -0.1784375 View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 43 -0.272566667 View Actions
Behavior - Seniors 43 -0.11 View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Seniors 46 -0.091333333 View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Seniors 37 -0.032333333 View Actions
Policy - Seniors 34 -0.0185 View Actions
Clinical Care - Seniors 30 -0.0204 View Actions
Community - Seniors 42 -0.123666667 View Actions
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