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Low Disparities1

  • Between females2 and males2 for child poverty
  • Between females2 and males3 for unemployment
  • Between metropolitan2 and non-metropolitan2 areas for low birthweight

High Disparities

  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for high health status
  • Between Hispanic2 and white3 adults for dedicated health care provider
  • Between Hispanic2 and Asian/Pacific Islander3 for less than a high school education

[1] Low disparities within a state does not indicate that all populations are doing well. Consider rates in comparison to national averages.
[2] Rates worse than national average.
[3] Rates same or better than national average.


  • 13% decrease in Infant Mortality in Black infants between 2003-2006 and 2015-2018 from 13.2 to 11.5 deaths (before age 1) per 1,000 live births
  • 39% decrease in Unemployment in Hispanic civilians between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 5.7% to 4.1%
  • 15% decrease in Avoided Care Due to Cost in female adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 23.4% to 19.8%
  • 32% increase in Multiple Chronic Conditions in adults with some college education between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 7.9% to 10.4%
  • 19% increase in Poverty in households headed by a college graduate between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 4.3% to 5.1%
  • 17% increase in Physical Inactivity in college graduates between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 13.8% to 16.1%


Income Inequality

Income inequality measures the ratio of median household income of the 20% richest to the 20% poorest. A high ratio indicates greater income inequality. Research demonstrates an association between greater income disparity and poorer population health.
In Georgia, income inequality has decreased since 2011. Georgia’s ratio is currently lower than the national ratio.

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