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 Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Population in Poverty (Percent) 14.6
favorable
17.4
similar
14.9
Population Below 200% FPL (Percent) 31.9
favorable
37.7
favorable
33.6
Children Below 200% FPL (Percent) 22.8
favorable
24.1
unfavorable
20.8
No High School Diploma (Age 25+, Percent) 12.1
favorable
15.6
favorable
14.3
Unemployment Rate (Age 16+, Percent) 6.7
favorable
7.4
favorable
7.1
Linguistically Isolated Population (Percent) 2.1
favorable
3.7
favorable
4.9
 
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General Health Status Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Physical Health 13.7
similar
15.3
similar
11.7
% Activity Limitations 21.1
similar
21.5
similar
16.0
 
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Access to Health Services Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 18-64] Lack Health Insurance 12.6
similar
15.1
unfavorable
0.0
similar
13.2
% [Insured] Went Without Coverage in Past Year 3.9
favorable
8.1
similar
6.2
% Difficulty Accessing Healthcare in Past Year (Composite) 36.1
similar
39.9
similar
35.2
% Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Dr Visit in Past Year 12.1
similar
15.4
similar
16.2
% Cost Prevented Getting Prescription in Past Year 17.5
similar
15.8
similar
13.0
% Cost Prevented Physician Visit in Past Year 13.1
similar
18.2
similar
12.2
% Difficulty Getting Appointment in Past Year 13.7
similar
17.0
similar
10.8
% Difficulty Finding Physician in Past Year 11.6
similar
11.0
similar
9.4
% Transportation Hindered Dr Visit in Past Year 4.0
favorable
9.4
similar
3.2
% Skipped Prescription Doses to Save Costs 15.1
similar
15.3
similar
13.8
% Difficulty Getting Child's Healthcare in Past Year 4.6
similar
6.0
similar
7.9
Primary Care Doctors per 100,000 50.0
unfavorable
70.1
unfavorable
85.8
% [Age 18+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 75.4
similar
76.3
unfavorable
95.0
similar
75.0
% [Age 18-64] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 73.9
similar
75.6
unfavorable
89.4
% Have Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 75.8
favorable
65.0
similar
75.6
% Child Has Had Checkup in Past Year 88.7
similar
84.1
similar
91.6
% Two or More ER Visits in Past Year 11.8
similar
8.9
similar
12.9
Live in a Health Professional Shortage Area (Percent) 65.9
unfavorable
40.3
unfavorable
37.6
% Rate Local Healthcare "Fair/Poor" 8.3
favorable
16.5
similar
12.1
 
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Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Chronic Back Conditions Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [50+] Arthritis/Rheumatism 48.3
unfavorable
37.3
similar
36.4
% [50+] Osteoporosis 9.5
similar
13.5
similar
5.3
similar
12.2
% Sciatica/Chronic Back Pain 22.1
similar
18.4
similar
17.3
 
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Cancer Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 169.1
similar
172.1
similar
173.8
unfavorable
160.6
favorable
208.8
Lung Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 55.6
unfavorable
52.2
unfavorable
47.6
unfavorable
45.5
Prostate Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 22.4
favorable
25.4
similar
21.9
unfavorable
21.2
Female Breast Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 19.1
favorable
22.7
favorable
22.1
favorable
20.6
Colorectal Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 15.5
similar
15.9
similar
15.8
unfavorable
14.5
Prostate Cancer Incidence per 100,000 127.7
favorable
165.7
favorable
143.7
Female Breast Cancer Incidence per 100,000 107.3
favorable
121.5
favorable
119.7
Lung Cancer Incidence per 100,000 75.5
unfavorable
70.9
unfavorable
64.9
Colorectal Cancer Incidence per 100,000 46.7
unfavorable
44.3
unfavorable
43.9
Cervical Cancer Incidence per 100,000 7.2
favorable
8.0
favorable
7.7
% Skin Cancer 7.0
similar
6.7
similar
5.2
% Cancer (Other Than Skin) 4.5
similar
6.1
similar
4.0
% [Women 40+] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 79.8
similar
80.1
similar
80.8
% [Women 50-74] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 75.3
similar
83.6
similar
81.1
% [Women 21-65] Pap Smear in Past 3 Years 81.9
similar
83.9
unfavorable
93.0
similar
82.8
% [Age 50+] Sigmoid/Colonoscopy Ever 89.7
favorable
75.2
favorable
71.5
% [Age 50+] Blood Stool Test in Past 2 Years 30.6
similar
36.9
similar
23.6
% [Age 50-75] Colorectal Cancer Screening 87.4
favorable
75.1
favorable
70.5
favorable
70.9
 
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Chronic Kidney Disease Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Kidney Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 30.0
unfavorable
21.5
unfavorable
15.0
unfavorable
16.2
% Kidney Disease 5.0
similar
3.0
 
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Diabetes Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Diabetes Mellitus (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 20.1
unfavorable
18.0
favorable
21.2
similar
20.5
favorable
29.2
% Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 11.7
similar
11.7
similar
14.0
% Borderline/Pre-Diabetes 6.7
similar
5.1
% [Non-Diabetes] Blood Sugar Tested in Past 3 Years 61.0
favorable
49.2
 
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Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Alzheimer's Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 26.7
unfavorable
25.1
unfavorable
24.3
unfavorable
19.0
 
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Family Planning Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Teen Births per 1,000 (Age 15-19) 42.8
favorable
45.3
unfavorable
36.6
 
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Hearing & Other Sensory or Communication Disorders Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Deafness/Trouble Hearing 8.7
similar
10.3
similar
9.6
 
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Heart Disease & Stroke Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Diseases of the Heart (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 179.6
favorable
191.5
similar
181.9
unfavorable
158.9
favorable
275.2
Stroke (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 58.1
unfavorable
46.3
unfavorable
39.6
unfavorable
33.8
favorable
67.0
% Heart Disease (Heart Attack, Angina, Coronary Disease) 5.2
similar
6.1
similar
6.2
% Stroke 3.3
similar
3.9
similar
5.2
% Blood Pressure Checked in Past 2 Years 98.1
favorable
91.0
favorable
92.6
similar
95.8
% Told Have High Blood Pressure (Ever) 38.3
similar
34.1
unfavorable
26.9
similar
41.7
% [HBP] Taking Action to Control High Blood Pressure 92.8
similar
89.2
similar
87.0
% Cholesterol Checked in Past 5 Years 86.9
similar
86.6
favorable
82.1
unfavorable
92.8
% Told Have High Cholesterol (Ever) 33.6
similar
29.9
unfavorable
13.5
similar
28.5
% [HBC] Taking Action to Control High Blood Cholesterol 93.5
favorable
81.4
similar
89.1
% 1+ Cardiovascular Risk Factor 85.0
similar
82.3
similar
88.0
 
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HIV Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
HIV/AIDS (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 3.1
favorable
7.0
favorable
4.0
favorable
3.3
HIV Prevalence per 100,000 150.3
favorable
428.8
favorable
340.4
% [Age 18-44] HIV Test in the Past Year 40.0
favorable
19.3
favorable
18.9
similar
28.0
 
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Immunization & Infectious Diseases Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Have Had a Flu Vaccination in the Past Year 43.5
similar
41.0
similar
49.0
% Have Ever Had a Pneumonia Vaccination 38.5
similar
31.9
similar
32.2
% Have Completed Hepatitis B Vaccination Series 50.9
similar
44.7
favorable
41.1
 
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Injury & Violence Prevention Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Unintentional Injury (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 38.4
favorable
41.0
similar
38.0
unfavorable
36.0
similar
37.0
Motor Vehicle Crashes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 13.3
favorable
14.9
unfavorable
11.8
unfavorable
12.4
favorable
15.9
% "Always" Wear Seat Belt 93.0
favorable
84.8
similar
92.0
similar
89.4
% Child [Age 0-17] "Always" Uses Seat Belt/Car Seat 97.0
similar
92.2
similar
91.9
% Child [Age 5-17] "Always" Wears Bicycle Helmet 60.1
similar
48.7
Firearm-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 13.7
unfavorable
12.6
unfavorable
10.2
unfavorable
9.2
unfavorable
10.9
% Firearm in Home 49.6
unfavorable
34.7
similar
46.7
% [Homes With Children] Firearm in Home 47.6
similar
37.4
similar
41.7
% [Homes With Firearms] Weapon(s) Unlocked & Loaded 25.6
similar
16.8
similar
24.5
Homicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 4.5
favorable
7.4
favorable
6.0
favorable
5.5
Violent Crime per 100,000 335.3
favorable
378.9
favorable
386.8
% Victim of Violent Crime in Past 5 Years 4.0
similar
2.8
similar
3.1
% Victim of Domestic Violence (Ever) 15.9
similar
15.0
similar
13.9
 
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Maternal, Infant & Child Health Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
No Prenatal Care in First Trimester (Percent) 16.7
unfavorable
13.8
similar
17.3
favorable
21.1
Low Birthweight Births (Percent) 8.9
favorable
9.5
unfavorable
8.2
unfavorable
7.8
Infant Death Rate 8.9
unfavorable
7.5
unfavorable
6.3
unfavorable
6.0
favorable
10.0
 
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Mental Health & Mental Disorders Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Mental Health 8.5
similar
11.9
similar
6.9
% Diagnosed Depression 15.5
similar
20.4
% Symptoms of Chronic Depression (2+ Years) 23.2
favorable
30.4
similar
23.3
Suicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 11.9
unfavorable
11.0
similar
11.8
unfavorable
10.2
unfavorable
9.2
% Have Ever Sought Help for Mental Health 19.8
similar
23.7
similar
19.3
% Typical Day Is "Extremely/Very" Stressful 6.6
favorable
11.9
similar
9.3
 
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Nutrition & Weight Status Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Eat 5+ Servings of Fruit or Vegetables per Day 32.7
similar
39.5
unfavorable
44.1
% "Very/Somewhat" Difficult to Buy Fresh Produce 21.3
similar
24.4
Population With Low Food Access (Percent) 42.3
unfavorable
31.5
unfavorable
23.6
% Medical Advice on Nutrition in Past Year 44.6
similar
39.2
similar
47.9
% Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) 29.2
similar
34.4
similar
33.9
similar
30.4
% Overweight (BMI 25+) 68.7
similar
63.1
similar
68.9
% Obese (BMI 30+) 30.3
similar
29.0
similar
30.5
similar
30.7
% Medical Advice on Weight in Past Year 29.3
similar
23.7
similar
29.3
% [Obese Adults] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 56.8
similar
48.3
% [Overweights] Trying to Lose Weight Both Diet/Exercise 44.4
similar
39.5
similar
35.2
% Children [Age 5-17] Overweight (85th Percentile) 33.4
similar
31.5
similar
22.6
% Children [Age 5-17] Obese (95th Percentile) 23.1
similar
14.8
similar
14.5
similar
9.0
 
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Oral Health Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 18+] Dental Visit in Past Year 75.8
favorable
65.9
favorable
49.0
similar
67.8
% Child [Age 2-17] Dental Visit in Past Year 87.0
similar
81.5
favorable
49.0
similar
82.9
% Have Dental Insurance 67.3
similar
65.6
similar
70.1
 
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Physical Activity Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% No Leisure-Time Physical Activity 15.0
favorable
20.7
favorable
32.6
favorable
24.9
% Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines 51.0
similar
50.3
similar
47.0
% Moderate Physical Activity 25.8
similar
30.6
similar
25.0
% Vigorous Physical Activity 45.8
favorable
38.0
similar
38.9
Population With Park Access (Percent) 3.3
unfavorable
17.4
unfavorable
38.0
Recreation/Fitness Facilities per 100,000 7.2
unfavorable
7.7
unfavorable
9.6
% Medical Advice on Physical Activity in Past Year 53.3
favorable
44.0
similar
47.3
% Child [Age 2-17] Physically Active 1+ Hours per Day 53.1
similar
48.6
 
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Respiratory Diseases Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
CLRD (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 44.3
similar
44.9
similar
42.8
favorable
52.1
Pneumonia/Influenza (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 25.2
unfavorable
18.6
unfavorable
16.1
unfavorable
22.3
% COPD (Lung Disease) 13.5
similar
8.6
similar
7.7
% [Adult] Currently Has Asthma 10.7
similar
9.4
similar
8.0
% [Child 0-17] Currently Has Asthma 2.4
favorable
7.1
favorable
12.7
 
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Gonorrhea Incidence per 100,000 159.8
unfavorable
107.5
Chlamydia Incidence per 100,000 500.3
favorable
534.1
unfavorable
456.7
% [Unmarried 18-64] 3+ Sexual Partners in Past Year 19.5
similar
11.7
similar
11.5
% [Unmarried 18-64] Using Condoms 38.8
similar
33.6
similar
40.7
 
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Substance Abuse Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 7.9
unfavorable
7.1
favorable
9.3
similar
8.2
favorable
10.5
% Current Drinker 42.9
favorable
56.5
similar
40.8
% Chronic Drinker (Average 2+ Drinks/Day) 2.4
favorable
5.2
similar
3.9
% Binge Drinker (Single Occasion - 5+ Drinks Men, 4+ Women) 12.2
favorable
19.5
favorable
24.4
similar
12.2
% Drinking & Driving in Past Month 1.9
favorable
5.0
similar
4.1
Drug-Induced Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 10.4
similar
10.2
favorable
12.7
favorable
11.3
unfavorable
7.4
% Illicit Drug Use in Past Month 3.6
similar
4.0
favorable
7.1
similar
2.4
% Ever Sought Help for Alcohol or Drug Problem 2.7
similar
4.9
similar
3.6
 
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Tobacco Use Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Current Smoker 12.7
similar
14.9
similar
12.0
similar
18.6
% Someone Smokes at Home 10.7
similar
12.7
similar
12.1
% [Non-Smokers] Someone Smokes in the Home 5.5
similar
6.3
similar
5.8
% [Household With Children] Someone Smokes in the Home 11.5
similar
9.7
similar
10.7
% Smoke Cigars 1.9
favorable
4.1
similar
0.2
similar
4.5
% Use Smokeless Tobacco 4.2
similar
4.0
unfavorable
0.3
similar
1.7
 
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Vision Houston County vs. GA vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Blindness/Trouble Seeing 8.0
similar
8.5
similar
4.7
% Eye Exam in Past 2 Years 61.0
similar
56.8
similar
69.0
 
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