Health Indicators (Key)

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Note: Healthy People 2030 (HP2030) 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. HP2030 TREND
Linguistically Isolated Population (Percent) 1.3
favorable
3.1
favorable
4.4
Population in Poverty (Percent) 20.5
unfavorable
16.0
unfavorable
14.1
unfavorable
8.0
Children in Poverty (Percent) 28.8
unfavorable
22.9
unfavorable
19.5
unfavorable
8.0
No High School Diploma (Age 25+, Percent) 13.1
similar
13.3
similar
12.3
% Unable to Pay Cash for a $400 Emergency Expense 29.0
unfavorable
24.6
% Worry/Stress Over Rent/Mortgage in Past Year 26.3
favorable
32.2
similar
27.4
% Unhealthy/Unsafe Housing Conditions 14.4
similar
12.2
% Food Insecure 25.6
favorable
34.1
favorable
32.1
 
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OVERALL HEALTH Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Overall Health 19.6
similar
19.1
unfavorable
12.6
similar
19.4
 
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ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
% [Age 18-64] Lack Health Insurance 13.1
favorable
21.8
unfavorable
8.7
unfavorable
7.9
favorable
18.6
% Difficulty Accessing Health Care in Past Year (Composite) 43.2
unfavorable
35.0
similar
40.6
% Cost Prevented Physician Visit in Past Year 16.3
similar
18.2
unfavorable
12.9
favorable
21.3
% Cost Prevented Getting Prescription in Past Year 16.7
unfavorable
12.8
favorable
21.5
% Difficulty Getting Appointment in Past Year 19.3
unfavorable
14.5
unfavorable
14.1
% Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Dr Visit in Past Year 10.9
similar
12.5
similar
10.2
% Difficulty Finding Physician in Past Year 16.3
unfavorable
9.4
unfavorable
12.3
% Transportation Hindered Dr Visit in Past Year 9.9
similar
8.9
similar
9.7
% Language/Culture Prevented Care in Past Year 2.4
similar
2.8
similar
3.1
% Treated Worse Than Other Races
favorable
4.7
% Skipped Prescription Doses to Save Costs 12.2
similar
12.7
favorable
19.6
% Difficulty Getting Child's Health Care in Past Year 6.2
similar
8.0
similar
5.4
Primary Care Doctors per 100,000 75.1
similar
65.6
similar
76.6
% Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 74.1
similar
74.2
unfavorable
84.0
favorable
68.3
% Have Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 72.1
unfavorable
78.3
similar
70.5
similar
70.2
% Child Has Had Checkup in Past Year 82.7
similar
77.4
similar
83.1
% Two or More ER Visits in Past Year 17.0
unfavorable
10.1
unfavorable
13.3
% Eye Exam in Past 2 Years 58.2
similar
61.0
unfavorable
61.1
similar
60.1
% Rate Local Health Care "Fair/Poor" 12.0
unfavorable
8.0
favorable
16.6
 
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CANCER Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 161.3
similar
155.8
similar
152.5
unfavorable
122.7
favorable
188.1
Lung Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 43.4
similar
39.0
unfavorable
36.6
unfavorable
25.1
Prostate Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 24.9
similar
21.6
unfavorable
18.9
unfavorable
16.9
Female Breast Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 18.6
similar
21.3
similar
19.9
unfavorable
15.3
Colorectal Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 14.8
similar
14.7
similar
13.7
unfavorable
8.9
Cancer Incidence Rate (All Sites) 489.7
similar
467.0
similar
448.7
Female Breast Cancer Incidence Rate 126.0
similar
126.8
similar
125.9
Prostate Cancer Incidence Rate 134.5
similar
124.2
unfavorable
104.5
Lung Cancer Incidence Rate 73.7
similar
62.8
unfavorable
58.3
Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rate 44.6
similar
41.3
similar
38.4
% Cancer 9.7
similar
10.7
similar
10.0
% [Women 50-74] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 79.2
similar
80.0
similar
76.1
similar
77.1
similar
81.5
% [Women 21-65] Cervical Cancer Screening 86.9
favorable
81.8
favorable
73.8
similar
84.3
similar
81.5
% [Age 50-75] Colorectal Cancer Screening 77.4
favorable
68.8
similar
77.4
similar
74.4
similar
79.7
 
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DIABETES Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
Diabetes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 19.5
similar
21.6
similar
21.3
similar
20.7
% Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 17.2
unfavorable
12.6
unfavorable
13.8
similar
15.6
% Borderline/Pre-Diabetes 9.8
similar
9.7
unfavorable
1.7
% [Non-Diabetics] Blood Sugar Tested in Past 3 Years 48.9
favorable
43.3
unfavorable
55.5
 
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HEART DISEASE & STROKE Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
Diseases of the Heart (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 235.9
unfavorable
176.9
unfavorable
164.7
unfavorable
127.4
similar
223.1
% Heart Disease (Heart Attack, Angina, Coronary Disease) 9.3
unfavorable
7.1
unfavorable
6.1
similar
7.3
Stroke (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 44.8
similar
43.7
unfavorable
37.3
unfavorable
33.4
favorable
54.7
% Stroke 3.7
similar
3.7
similar
4.3
similar
4.7
% Blood Pressure Checked in Past 2 Years 92.1
favorable
85.0
unfavorable
95.1
% Told Have High Blood Pressure 47.3
unfavorable
33.1
unfavorable
36.9
unfavorable
27.7
similar
43.2
% [HBP] Taking Action to Control High Blood Pressure 90.6
favorable
84.2
similar
93.4
% Cholesterol Checked in Past 5 Years 89.0
similar
89.4
favorable
80.7
similar
90.9
% Told Have High Cholesterol 37.2
unfavorable
32.7
similar
35.8
% [HBC] Taking Action to Control High Blood Cholesterol 89.8
favorable
83.2
similar
88.5
% 1+ Cardiovascular Risk Factor 93.5
unfavorable
84.6
unfavorable
91.1
 
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INFANT HEALTH & FAMILY PLANNING Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
Low Birthweight Births (Percent) 11.1
similar
9.5
unfavorable
8.2
similar
11.0
Infant Death Rate 8.6
unfavorable
7.2
unfavorable
5.7
unfavorable
5.0
similar
7.9
Births to Adolescents Age 15 to 19 (Rate per 1,000) 29.0
similar
26.3
unfavorable
22.7
similar
31.4
 
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INJURY & VIOLENCE Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
Unintentional Injury (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 45.7
similar
44.2
similar
48.3
similar
43.2
similar
45.4
Motor Vehicle Crashes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 18.1
unfavorable
14.3
unfavorable
11.5
unfavorable
10.1
[65+] Falls (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 67.1
unfavorable
50.7
similar
63.4
similar
63.4
Firearm-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 20.7
unfavorable
15.4
unfavorable
11.9
unfavorable
10.7
Homicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 10.4
unfavorable
7.8
unfavorable
6.1
unfavorable
5.5
unfavorable
8.1
Violent Crime Rate 447.1
unfavorable
373.1
similar
416.0
% Victim of Violent Crime in Past 5 Years 4.2
favorable
6.2
unfavorable
2.3
% Victim of Intimate Partner Violence 16.7
similar
13.7
similar
14.5
 
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KIDNEY DISEASE Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
Kidney Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 28.1
unfavorable
18.5
unfavorable
13.0
similar
27.7
% Kidney Disease 6.8
unfavorable
3.2
similar
5.0
unfavorable
3.3
 
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MENTAL HEALTH Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Mental Health 19.3
unfavorable
13.4
unfavorable
12.0
% Diagnosed Depression 22.1
unfavorable
17.1
similar
20.6
similar
20.1
% Symptoms of Chronic Depression (2+ Years) 39.9
unfavorable
30.3
unfavorable
26.3
% Typical Day Is "Extremely/Very" Stressful 12.8
favorable
16.1
similar
10.3
Suicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 16.3
unfavorable
13.8
similar
13.9
unfavorable
12.8
unfavorable
11.1
Mental Health Providers per 100,000 34.1
favorable
21.7
unfavorable
42.6
% Have Ever Sought Help for Mental Health 31.9
similar
30.0
favorable
18.9
% Taking Rx/Receiving Mental Health Trtmt 16.9
similar
16.8
similar
19.6
% Unable to Get Mental Health Svcs in Past Yr 11.5
unfavorable
7.8
unfavorable
6.0
% Attended a Religious/Spiritual Svc in the Past Month 37.2
unfavorable
65.9
 
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NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & WEIGHT Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
Population With Low Food Access (Percent) 30.4
similar
30.8
unfavorable
22.4
% "Very/Somewhat" Difficult to Buy Fresh Produce 16.9
favorable
21.1
favorable
21.8
% 5+ Servings of Fruits/Vegetables per Day 31.8
similar
32.7
unfavorable
41.3
% No Leisure-Time Physical Activity 30.9
unfavorable
26.2
similar
31.3
unfavorable
21.2
favorable
35.8
% Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines 16.3
unfavorable
20.6
unfavorable
21.4
unfavorable
28.4
unfavorable
20.8
% Child [Age 2-17] Physically Active 1+ Hours per Day 43.7
favorable
33.0
unfavorable
57.7
Recreation/Fitness Facilities per 100,000 6.3
% Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) 21.7
unfavorable
30.8
unfavorable
34.5
unfavorable
28.3
% Overweight (BMI 25+) 76.9
unfavorable
67.2
unfavorable
61.0
unfavorable
70.2
% Obese (BMI 30+) 44.1
unfavorable
32.5
unfavorable
31.3
unfavorable
36.0
unfavorable
36.2
% Children [Age 5-17] Healthy Weight 44.8
similar
47.6
unfavorable
59.2
% Children [Age 5-17] Overweight (85th Percentile) 41.5
similar
32.3
unfavorable
26.4
% Children [Age 5-17] Obese (95th Percentile) 27.2
unfavorable
16.0
unfavorable
15.5
similar
18.4
 
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ORAL HEALTH Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
% Have Dental Insurance 67.5
similar
68.7
favorable
59.8
favorable
61.2
% [Age 18+] Dental Visit in Past Year 54.3
unfavorable
62.5
unfavorable
62.0
favorable
45.0
unfavorable
61.7
% Child [Age 2-17] Dental Visit in Past Year 72.3
similar
72.1
favorable
45.0
unfavorable
80.8
 
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POTENTIALLY DISABLING CONDITIONS Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
% 3+ Chronic Conditions 39.6
unfavorable
32.5
favorable
63.6
% Activity Limitations 28.7
unfavorable
24.0
unfavorable
20.9
% With High-Impact Chronic Pain 20.2
unfavorable
14.1
unfavorable
7.0
Alzheimer's Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 39.6
favorable
45.8
unfavorable
30.6
unfavorable
27.1
% Caregiver to a Friend/Family Member 26.0
similar
22.6
similar
27.2
 
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RESPIRATORY DISEASE Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
CLRD (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 52.6
similar
46.4
unfavorable
40.4
similar
46.5
Pneumonia/Influenza (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 18.7
unfavorable
14.2
unfavorable
14.2
similar
20.3
% [Age 65+] Flu Vaccine in Past Year 71.3
favorable
52.6
similar
71.0
similar
67.2
% [Adult] Asthma 10.3
similar
8.9
similar
12.9
similar
8.2
% [Child 0-17] Asthma 5.5
similar
7.8
similar
4.4
% COPD (Lung Disease) 8.1
similar
7.3
similar
6.4
favorable
11.2
 
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SEPTICEMIA Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
Septicemia (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 19.4
unfavorable
15.2
unfavorable
10.5
similar
22.2
 
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SEXUAL HEALTH Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
HIV/AIDS (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 4.2
similar
3.9
unfavorable
2.1
HIV Prevalence Rate 505.9
favorable
624.9
unfavorable
372.8
unfavorable
393.1
Chlamydia Incidence Rate 776.4
unfavorable
632.2
unfavorable
539.9
Gonorrhea Incidence Rate 323.3
unfavorable
200.1
unfavorable
179.1
 
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 9.5
similar
9.6
similar
10.9
similar
10.9
unfavorable
7.3
% Excessive Drinker 16.6
similar
16.1
favorable
27.2
similar
18.9
Unintentional Drug-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 7.9
favorable
12.3
favorable
18.1
similar
8.4
% Illicit Drug Use in Past Month 1.6
similar
2.0
favorable
12.0
similar
2.5
% Used an Opioid Drug in Past Year 19.7
unfavorable
12.9
% Ever Sought Help for Alcohol or Drug Problem 5.2
similar
5.4
similar
5.2
% Personally Impacted by Substance Abuse 36.7
similar
35.8
similar
34.9
 
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TOBACCO USE Total Area vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2030 TREND
% Current Smoker 17.9
similar
16.1
similar
17.4
unfavorable
5.0
favorable
23.2
% Someone Smokes at Home 14.9
similar
14.6
favorable
19.1
% [Household With Children] Someone Smokes in the Home 12.8
similar
17.4
favorable
23.2
% [Smokers] Have Quit Smoking 1+ Days in Past Year 42.1
unfavorable
60.9
similar
42.8
unfavorable
65.7
unfavorable
54.2
% [Smokers] Received Advice to Quit Smoking 70.1
favorable
59.6
similar
66.6
favorable
56.5
% Currently Use Vaping Products 4.5
similar
4.4
favorable
8.9
similar
6.4
 
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