Health Indicators (Key)

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Note: Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) is a widely accepted set of health promotion and disease prevention goals for all Americans.
 
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Social Determinants Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Linguistically Isolated Population (Percent) 1.4
favorable
3.3
favorable
4.5
Population in Poverty (Percent) 22.3
unfavorable
17.8
unfavorable
15.1
Population Below 200% FPL (Percent) 42.5
similar
38.0
unfavorable
33.6
Children Below 200% FPL (Percent) 55.4
similar
48.7
unfavorable
43.3
No High School Diploma (Age 25+, Percent) 14.3
similar
14.2
similar
13.0
Unemployment Rate (Age 16+, Percent) 4.4
similar
4.1
similar
4.1
% Worry/Stress Over Rent/Mortgage in Past Year 27.4
similar
30.8
% Low Health Literacy 24.4
similar
23.3
% Attended a Religious/Spiritual Service in Past Month 55.7
unfavorable
65.9
 
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Overall Health Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Overall Health 19.7
similar
19.1
similar
18.1
similar
19.4
% Activity Limitations 29.4
unfavorable
20.2
unfavorable
25.0
unfavorable
20.9
% Caregiver to a Friend/Family Member 27.2
unfavorable
20.8
 
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Access to Health Services Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 18-64] Lack Health Insurance 14.9
favorable
20.3
similar
13.7
unfavorable
0.0
similar
18.6
% Difficulty Accessing Healthcare in Past Year (Composite) 44.0
similar
43.2
similar
40.6
% Difficulty Finding Physician in Past Year 14.1
similar
13.4
similar
12.3
% Difficulty Getting Appointment in Past Year 18.6
similar
17.5
unfavorable
14.1
% Cost Prevented Physician Visit in Past Year 18.4
similar
15.4
similar
21.3
% Transportation Hindered Dr Visit in Past Year 12.9
unfavorable
8.3
unfavorable
9.7
% Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Dr Visit in Past Year 14.0
similar
12.5
unfavorable
10.2
% Language/Culture Prevented Care in Past Year 3.1
unfavorable
1.2
% Cost Prevented Getting Prescription in Past Year 20.2
unfavorable
14.9
similar
21.5
% [Insured] Deductible Prevented Healthcare 12.9
% Skipped Prescription Doses to Save Costs 18.7
unfavorable
15.3
similar
19.6
% Difficulty Getting Child's Healthcare in Past Year 10.4
unfavorable
5.6
unfavorable
5.4
Primary Care Doctors per 100,000 86.7
favorable
72.9
similar
87.8
% Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 69.3
unfavorable
74.1
unfavorable
95.0
similar
68.3
% Have Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 75.3
similar
74.0
favorable
68.3
favorable
70.2
% Child Has Had Checkup in Past Year 85.1
similar
87.1
similar
83.1
% Two or More ER Visits in Past Year 18.6
unfavorable
9.3
unfavorable
13.3
% Rate Local Healthcare "Fair/Poor" 15.8
similar
16.2
similar
16.6
% Willing to Use Telemedicine 73.2
 
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Cancer Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 168.3
similar
162.9
similar
158.5
similar
161.4
similar
183.6
Lung Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 46.6
similar
42.5
similar
40.3
similar
45.5
Prostate Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 23.5
similar
21.6
unfavorable
19.0
similar
21.8
Female Breast Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 20.8
similar
21.9
similar
20.3
similar
20.7
Colorectal Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 16.2
similar
15.5
similar
14.1
similar
14.5
Female Breast Cancer Incidence Rate 118.2
similar
123.5
similar
123.5
Prostate Cancer Incidence Rate 130.0
similar
129.3
similar
114.8
Lung Cancer Incidence Rate 77.9
unfavorable
65.9
unfavorable
61.2
Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rate 46.2
similar
41.4
similar
39.8
% Cancer (Other Than Skin) 7.6
similar
5.8
similar
7.1
similar
5.6
% Skin Cancer 7.9
similar
5.9
similar
8.5
similar
7.3
% [Women 50-74] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 77.2
similar
79.3
similar
77.0
similar
81.1
similar
81.5
% [Women 21-65] Pap Smear in Past 3 Years 71.7
unfavorable
79.8
similar
73.5
unfavorable
93.0
unfavorable
81.5
% [Age 50-75] Colorectal Cancer Screening 80.2
favorable
63.3
similar
76.4
favorable
70.5
similar
79.7
 
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Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Alzheimer's Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 33.6
favorable
39.6
unfavorable
28.4
unfavorable
21.5
 
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Diabetes Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Diabetes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 19.8
similar
21.6
similar
21.1
similar
20.5
similar
20.0
% Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 17.5
unfavorable
12.1
unfavorable
13.3
similar
15.6
% Borderline/Pre-Diabetes 6.6
unfavorable
1.8
favorable
9.5
unfavorable
1.7
% [Non-Diabetes] Blood Sugar Tested in Past 3 Years 51.8
similar
50.0
similar
55.5
 
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Heart Disease & Stroke Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Diseases of the Heart (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 229.9
unfavorable
179.6
unfavorable
167.0
unfavorable
156.9
similar
222.4
Stroke (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 47.4
similar
44.1
unfavorable
37.1
unfavorable
34.8
favorable
57.9
% Heart Disease (Heart Attack, Angina, Coronary Disease) 8.9
similar
8.0
similar
7.3
% Stroke 5.0
similar
3.8
similar
4.7
similar
4.7
% Blood Pressure Checked in Past 2 Years 90.7
similar
90.4
unfavorable
92.6
unfavorable
95.1
% Told Have High Blood Pressure (Ever) 45.6
unfavorable
36.2
unfavorable
37.0
unfavorable
26.9
similar
43.2
% [HBP] Taking Action to Control High Blood Pressure 90.3
similar
93.8
similar
93.4
% Cholesterol Checked in Past 5 Years 83.7
favorable
79.2
similar
85.1
similar
82.1
unfavorable
90.9
% Told Have High Cholesterol (Ever) 35.2
similar
36.2
unfavorable
13.5
similar
35.8
% [HBC] Taking Action to Control High Blood Cholesterol 87.5
similar
87.3
similar
88.5
% 1+ Cardiovascular Risk Factor 88.2
similar
87.2
favorable
91.1
 
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HIV Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
HIV/AIDS (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 4.5
similar
4.6
unfavorable
2.5
unfavorable
3.3
HIV Prevalence Rate 449.1
similar
512.7
unfavorable
353.2
 
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Immunization & Infectious Diseases Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 65+] Flu Vaccine in Past Year 72.3
favorable
58.3
similar
76.8
similar
70.0
similar
67.2
% [High-Risk 18-64] Flu Vaccine in Past Year 50.8
similar
55.7
unfavorable
70.0
similar
46.2
% [Age 65+] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 79.5
favorable
72.3
similar
82.7
unfavorable
90.0
favorable
64.0
% [High-Risk 18-64] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 44.9
similar
39.9
unfavorable
60.0
similar
38.5
 
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Infant Health & Family Planning Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
No Prenatal Care in First Trimester (Percent) 16.2
favorable
23.9
favorable
22.2
favorable
22.1
Infant Death Rate 10.4
unfavorable
7.6
unfavorable
5.9
unfavorable
6.0
similar
11.4
Births to Teenagers Under Age 20 (Percent) 7.6
unfavorable
6.4
unfavorable
5.4
 
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Injury & Violence Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Unintentional Injury (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 41.4
similar
43.0
similar
43.7
similar
36.4
similar
46.1
Motor Vehicle Crashes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 15.1
similar
13.6
unfavorable
11.0
unfavorable
12.4
[65+] Falls (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 64.1
unfavorable
53.0
similar
60.6
unfavorable
47.0
% [Age 45+] Fell in the Past Year 33.1
similar
31.6
Firearm-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 18.1
similar
16.0
unfavorable
12.9
unfavorable
9.3
Homicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 8.1
similar
7.3
unfavorable
5.7
unfavorable
5.5
favorable
9.5
Violent Crime Rate 425.2
similar
378.0
similar
379.7
% Victim of Violent Crime in Past 5 Years 4.9
similar
3.7
unfavorable
2.3
% Victim of Domestic Violence (Ever) 13.7
similar
14.2
similar
14.5
 
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Kidney Disease Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Kidney Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 26.1
unfavorable
18.7
unfavorable
13.2
favorable
30.3
% Kidney Disease 6.0
unfavorable
3.4
unfavorable
3.8
unfavorable
3.3
 
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Mental Health Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Mental Health 16.3
unfavorable
13.0
unfavorable
12.0
% Diagnosed Depression 22.8
unfavorable
16.6
similar
21.6
similar
20.1
% Symptoms of Chronic Depression (2+ Years) 35.2
similar
31.4
unfavorable
26.3
% Typical Day Is "Extremely/Very" Stressful 14.5
similar
13.4
unfavorable
10.3
Suicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 16.3
unfavorable
12.9
unfavorable
13.0
unfavorable
10.2
unfavorable
12.0
% Taking Rx/Receiving Mental Health Trtmt 19.6
unfavorable
13.9
% Have Ever Sought Help for Mental Health 33.7
similar
30.8
favorable
18.9
% [Those With Diagnosed Depression] Seeking Help 84.9
similar
87.1
favorable
73.8
% Unable to Get Mental Health Svcs in Past Yr 6.0
similar
6.8
 
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Nutrition, Physical Activity & Weight Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Food Insecure 32.1
unfavorable
27.9
% Eat 5+ Servings of Fruit or Vegetables per Day 29.5
unfavorable
33.5
unfavorable
41.3
% "Very/Somewhat" Difficult to Buy Fresh Produce 22.7
similar
22.1
similar
21.8
Population With Low Food Access (Percent) 30.4
similar
30.8
unfavorable
22.4
% No Leisure-Time Physical Activity 29.3
similar
27.3
similar
26.2
favorable
32.6
favorable
35.8
% Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines 20.8
similar
18.7
similar
22.8
similar
20.1
Recreation/Fitness Facilities per 100,000 7.4
unfavorable
9.8
unfavorable
11.0
% Overweight (BMI 25+) 70.1
unfavorable
65.8
similar
67.8
similar
70.2
% Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) 26.3
unfavorable
32.4
unfavorable
30.3
unfavorable
33.9
similar
28.3
% [Overweights] Trying to Lose Weight 59.5
similar
61.3
% Obese (BMI 30+) 39.8
unfavorable
31.4
unfavorable
32.8
unfavorable
30.5
similar
36.2
% Medical Advice on Weight in Past Year 27.9
favorable
24.2
similar
28.7
% [Overweights] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 33.5
similar
29.0
similar
35.7
% Child [Age 5-17] Healthy Weight 54.5
similar
58.4
similar
59.2
% Children [Age 5-17] Overweight (85th Percentile) 26.0
similar
33.0
similar
26.4
% Children [Age 5-17] Obese (95th Percentile) 14.4
similar
20.4
similar
14.5
similar
18.4
% Child [Age 2-17] Physically Active 1+ Hours per Day 43.5
similar
50.5
unfavorable
57.7
 
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Oral Health Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Have Dental Insurance 66.9
favorable
59.9
favorable
61.2
% [Age 18+] Dental Visit in Past Year 61.9
similar
63.1
similar
59.7
favorable
49.0
similar
61.7
% Child [Age 2-17] Dental Visit in Past Year 81.0
similar
87.0
favorable
49.0
similar
80.8
 
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Potentially Disabling Conditions Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [50+] Arthritis/Rheumatism 38.7
similar
38.3
favorable
47.1
% [50+] Osteoporosis 9.3
similar
9.4
unfavorable
5.3
favorable
12.6
% Sciatica/Chronic Back Pain 25.4
similar
22.9
unfavorable
20.9
% Multiple Chronic Conditions 63.6
unfavorable
56.8
% Eye Exam in Past 2 Years 59.5
favorable
55.3
similar
60.1
 
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Respiratory Diseases Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
CLRD (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 50.6
similar
46.5
unfavorable
40.9
similar
45.6
Pneumonia/Influenza (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 19.8
unfavorable
15.3
unfavorable
14.6
similar
21.0
% [Adult] Currently Has Asthma 10.6
similar
8.5
similar
11.8
similar
8.2
% Adults Asthma (Ever Diagnosed) 17.8
unfavorable
13.4
similar
19.4
unfavorable
14.5
% [Child 0-17] Currently Has Asthma 8.9
similar
9.3
unfavorable
4.4
% Child [Age 0-17] Asthma (Ever Diagnosed) 14.6
similar
11.1
unfavorable
8.0
% COPD (Lung Disease) 13.0
unfavorable
7.7
unfavorable
8.6
similar
11.2
 
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Chlamydia Incidence Rate 693.6
unfavorable
516.5
unfavorable
456.1
Gonorrhea Incidence Rate 210.4
unfavorable
137.8
unfavorable
110.7
 
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Substance Abuse Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Unintentional Drug-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 6.6
favorable
11.2
favorable
14.3
favorable
11.3
similar
7.2
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 8.4
similar
8.9
favorable
10.6
similar
8.2
unfavorable
7.1
% Current Drinker 45.9
favorable
55.0
similar
46.2
% Binge Drinker (Single Occasion - 5+ Drinks Men, 4+ Women) 14.6
favorable
20.0
favorable
24.4
similar
16.7
% Excessive Drinker 15.8
favorable
22.5
favorable
25.4
similar
18.9
% Drinking & Driving in Past Month 6.1
similar
4.1
similar
5.2
unfavorable
1.7
% Illicit Drug Use in Past Month 5.4
unfavorable
2.5
favorable
7.1
unfavorable
2.5
% Ever Sought Help for Alcohol or Drug Problem 5.4
favorable
3.4
similar
5.2
% Life Negatively Affected by Substance Abuse 34.9
similar
37.3
 
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Tobacco Use Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Current Smoker 19.6
similar
17.9
unfavorable
11.0
unfavorable
12.0
favorable
23.2
% Someone Smokes at Home 19.8
unfavorable
10.7
similar
19.1
% [Nonsmokers] Someone Smokes in the Home 8.7
unfavorable
4.0
unfavorable
5.8
% [Household With Children] Someone Smokes in the Home 23.6
unfavorable
7.2
similar
23.2
% [Smokers] Have Quit Smoking 1+ Days in Past Year 44.9
similar
34.7
unfavorable
80.0
similar
54.2
% [Smokers] Received Advice to Quit Smoking 74.2
favorable
58.0
favorable
56.5
% Currently Use Vaping Products 6.4
similar
4.8
unfavorable
3.8
 
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