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State Summary: Georgia, 2015 Annual Report
Georgia
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Georgia, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • High immunization among adolescent females for HPV
  • Low incidence of pertussis
  • Low rate of drug deaths
Challenges
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low rate of high school graduation
  • High percentage of uninsured population
Highlights
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 13% from 27.2% to 23.6% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, smoking decreased 15% from 20.4% to 17.4% of adults.
  • In the past 10 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 36% from 86.3 to 55.1 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 10 years, air pollution decreased 34% from 14.9 to 9.8 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter.
  • In the past 20 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased 32% from 398.3 to 269.8 per 100,000 population.
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*Negative value denotes below US average; positive value denotes above US average. **Difference in the percentage of adults aged 25 and older with vs. without a high school education who report their health is very good or excellent.


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