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State Profile

Georgia

Population (2019): 10,617 million

Georgia’s public health outcomes stack up unevenly against those of the United States, and it has not taken several steps that would strengthen its preparedness for public health emergencies. Deaths owed to drug misuse, alcohol, or suicide trail the country as a whole. Its rates of obesity and related conditions indicate an area of concern, with the percentage of adults with obesity higher than the U.S. median, as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank high. Finally, the state achieved a score of five out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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Georgia at a glance

45.9

Percent of population (age 6 months or older) who received seasonal flu vaccination, 2018-19

High Tier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Medium, Low), 2020

34.8

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

12.0

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

16.0

Percent of children age 10-17 who have obesity, 2017-18

33.1

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

35.3

Deaths related to alcohol, drugs, or suicide (per 100,000), 2019

14.6

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2019

13.9

Drug-related deaths (per 100,000), 2019

7.8

Alcohol-related deaths (per 100,000), 2019

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