Georgia SCDC Data, 2005: Map and Figures

The SCDC program monitors and reports on the health of people with sickle cell disease (SCD) over time. The map and figures below represent 2005 data on number of patients, hospitalizations, and emergency department (ED) visits for SCD in Georgia (GA). Click below each map or figure to download data.

The patients included in these data met at least one of the following criteria:

  • Born in 2005 and reported by the state newborn screening program with a confirmed diagnosis of SCD
  • Received care at one of the state’s hemoglobinopathy specialty treatment centers during 2004-2008 and had a laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of SCD. The specialty treatment centers were:
    • Augusta University Sickle Cell Center
    • Sickle Cell Disease Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
    • Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Three or more healthcare visits (outpatient, hospital admission, ED visit) with an SCD ICD-9-CM code between January 1, 2004-December 31, 2008
Key Terms
  • Age: the patient’s age on December 31, 2005
  • Hospital admissions: direct hospital admissions and hospital admissions that originated in the ED
  • 30-day hospital readmissions: hospital or ED admission within 30 days of discharge from the initial hospital admission
  • ED visits: ED visits that resulted in a release after treatment
  • 30-day ED readmissions: hospital or ED admission within 30 days of discharge from the initial ED visit

Demographics

Map 1: Number of patients by county of residence
Number of patients by county of residence, GA, 2005 - details below

Number of patients by county of residence, GA, 2005
County Total Number of Patients
FULTON 934
DEKALB 860
CLAYTON 472
GWINNETT 465
COBB 385
CHATHAM 292
RICHMOND 274
MUSCOGEE 184
DOUGHERTY 177
BIBB 171
HENRY 136
DOUGLAS 125
CLARKE 51-100
HOUSTON 51-100
LAURENS 51-100
LIBERTY 51-100
LOWNDES 51-100
NEWTON 51-100
PAULDING 51-100
ROCKDALE 51-100
SUMTER 51-100
BALDWIN 21-50
BARTOW 21-50
BULLOCH 21-50
BURKE 21-50
CAMDEN 21-50
CARROLL 21-50
CHEROKEE 21-50
COFFEE 21-50
COLQUITT 21-50
COLUMBIA 21-50
COWETA 21-50
CRISP 21-50
DECATUR 21-50
EARLY 21-50
FAYETTE 21-50
FLOYD 21-50
GLYNN 21-50
HALL 21-50
JEFFERSON 21-50
MACON 21-50
MITCHELL 21-50
PEACH 21-50
SCREVEN 21-50
SPALDING 21-50
TERRELL 21-50
THOMAS 21-50
TIFT 21-50
TOOMBS 21-50
TROUP 21-50
UPSON 21-50
WARE 21-50
WASHINGTON 21-50
WAYNE 21-50
APPLING 12-20
BARROW 12-20
BERRIEN 12-20
BROOKS 12-20
CHATTAHOOCHEE 12-20
COOK 12-20
DODGE 12-20
DOOLY 12-20
EFFINGHAM 12-20
GRADY 12-20
GREENE 12-20
LEE 12-20
PULASKI 12-20
TURNER 12-20
WALTON 12-20
WORTH 12-20
ATKINSON 1-11
BACON 1-11
BAKER 1-11
BEN HILL 1-11
BLECKLEY 1-11
BRANTLEY 1-11
BRYAN 1-11
BUTTS 1-11
CALHOUN 1-11
CANDLER 1-11
CHARLTON 1-11
CHATTOOGA 1-11
CLAY 1-11
CLINCH 1-11
CRAWFORD 1-11
DADE 1-11
ELBERT 1-11
EMANUEL 1-11
EVANS 1-11
FORSYTH 1-11
FRANKLIN 1-11
GILMER 1-11
GLASCOCK 1-11
GORDON 1-11
HABERSHAM 1-11
HANCOCK 1-11
HARALSON 1-11
HARRIS 1-11
HART 1-11
IRWIN 1-11
JACKSON 1-11
JASPER 1-11
JEFF DAVIS 1-11
JENKINS 1-11
JOHNSON 1-11
JONES 1-11
LAMAR 1-11
LANIER 1-11
LINCOLN 1-11
LONG 1-11
LUMPKIN 1-11
MADISON 1-11
MARION 1-11
MCDUFFIE 1-11
MCINTOSH 1-11
MERIWETHER 1-11
MILLER 1-11
MONROE 1-11
MONTGOMERY 1-11
MORGAN 1-11
OCONEE 1-11
OGLETHORPE 1-11
PIERCE 1-11
PIKE 1-11
POLK 1-11
PUTNAM 1-11
RABUN 1-11
RANDOLPH 1-11
SCHLEY 1-11
SEMINOLE 1-11
STEPHENS 1-11
STEWART 1-11
TALBOT 1-11
TALIAFERRO 1-11
TATTNALL 1-11
TAYLOR 1-11
TELFAIR 1-11
TREUTLEN 1-11
TWIGGS 1-11
WALKER 1-11
WARREN 1-11
WEBSTER 1-11
WHEELER 1-11
WHITFIELD 1-11
WILCOX 1-11
WILKES 1-11
WILKINSON 1-11
All other counties 0
Unknown 196
Figure 1: Age and sex
Bar chart showing number of patients by age and sex in 2005, details below.

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, Demographics – Age and sex
Age (in years) Male Female
<10 885 881
10-19 811 780
20-29 544 858
30-39 411 581
40-49 270 434
50-59 112 219
60+ 38 111

Hospital Utilization

Figure 2: Total number of hospital admissions
Total number of hospital admissions, GA, 2005 - details below

 
Age group (in years) Patients, total Admissions, total
<10 1766 1070
10-19 1591 1262
20-29 1402 1859
30-39 992 1407
40-49 704 777
50-59 331 422
60+ 149 76
Figure 3: Average number of hospital admissions
Average number of hospital admissions, GA, 2005 - details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, Average number of hospital admissions
Age group (in years) Patients, total Admissions per patient, mean
<10 1766                                        0.61
10-19 1591                                        0.79
20-29 1402                                        1.33
30-39 992                                        1.42
40-49 704                                        1.10
50-59 331                                        1.27
60+ 149                                        0.51
Figure 4: Total number of days in the hospital
Total number of days in the hospital, GA, 2005 - details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, Total number of days in the hospital
Age group (in years) Patients, total Hospital days, total
<10 1766 3793
10-19 1591 5441
20-29 1402 11134
30-39 992 8490
40-49 704 5073
50-59 331 3277
60+ 149 684
Figure 5: Average number of days in the hospital
Average number of days in the hospital, GA, 2005 - details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, Average number of days in the hospital
Age group (in years) Patients, total Total hospital days per patient, mean
<10 1766                                                    2.15
10-19 1591                                                    3.42
20-29 1402                                                    7.94
30-39 992                                                    8.56
40-49 704                                                    7.21
50-59 331                                                    9.90
60+ 149                                                    4.59
Figure 6: Average length of stay in the hospital
Average length of stay in the hospital, GA, 2005 - details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, Average length of stay in the hospital
Age group (in years) Admissions, total Length of stay per admission, mean
<10 1070                                                 3.54
10-19 1262                                                 4.31
20-29 1859                                                 5.99
30-39 1407                                                 6.03
40-49 777                                                 6.53
50-59 422                                                 7.77
60+ 76                                                 9.00
Figure 7: 30-day hospital readmissions
30-day hospital readmissions, GA, 2005 - details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, 30-day hospital readmissions
Age group (in years) 30-day hospital readmission No readmission
<10 24% 76%
10-19 33% 67%
20-29 58% 42%
30-39 59% 41%
40-49 50% 50%
50-59 43% 57%
60+ 30% 70%
Figure 8: Hospital admissions that initiated in the ED
Hospital admissions that initiated in the ED, GA, 2005 - details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, Hospital admissions that initiated in the ED
Age group (in years) Admissions that initiated in the ED Direct hospital admission
<10 25% 75%
10-19 36% 64%
20-29 63% 37%
30-39 65% 35%
40-49 58% 42%
50-59 56% 44%
60+ 59% 41%
Figure 9: Payer of hospital admissions
Payer of hospital admissions, GA, 2005 - details below

Payer of hospital admissions, GA, 2005
Age group (in years) Medicaid Medicare Private insurance Self-pay Other
<10 67% 0% 24% 2% 7%
10-19 64% 0% 25% 2% 8%
20-29 56% 25% 12% 6% 1%
30-39 39% 36% 18% 7% 0%
40-49 27% 45% 21% 4% 3%
50-59 24% 50% 21% 4% 0%
60+ 13% 80% 7% 0% 0%

ED Utilization

Figure 10: Total number of ED visits
Total number of ED visits, GA, 2005

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, Total number of ED visits
Age group (in years) Patients, total ED visits, total
<10 1766 1629
10-19 1591 1608
20-29 1402 5386
30-39 992 3612
40-49 704 2184
50-59 331 799
60+ 149 157
Figure 11: Average number of ED visits
Average number of ED visits, GA, 2005 - details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, Average number of ED visits
Age group (in years) Patients, total ED visits per patient, mean
<10 1766                                   0.92
10-19 1591                                   1.01
20-29 1402                                   3.84
30-39 992                                   3.64
40-49 704                                   3.10
50-59 331                                   2.41
60+ 149                                   1.05
Figure 12: 30-day ED readmissions
30-day ED readmissions, GA, 2005

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, 30-day ED readmissions
Age group (in years) 30-day ED readmission No readmission
<10 31% 69%
10-19 42% 58%
20-29 77% 23%
30-39 77% 23%
40-49 76% 24%
50-59 74% 26%
60+ 57% 43%
Figure 13: Payer of ED visits
Payer of ED visits, GA, 2005

Georgia SCDC Data – 2005, Payer of ED visits
Age group (in years) Medicaid Medicare Private insurance Self-pay Other
<10 67% 0% 21% 4% 8%
10-19 67% 0% 20% 7% 6%
20-29 52% 29% 7% 12% 1%
30-39 41% 30% 15% 14% 1%
40-49 35% 33% 13% 15% 4%
50-59 53% 25% 10% 11% 0%
60+ 15% 82% 1% 3% 0%