Georgia SCDC Data, 2010: Map and Figures

The SCDC program monitors and reports on the health of people with sickle cell disease (SCD) over time. The maps and figures below represent 2010 data on number of patients, hospitalizations, and emergency department (ED) visits for SCD in Georgia (GA). Click below each map or graph to download aggregate data.

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

  • Born in 2010 and reported by the state newborn screening program with a confirmed diagnosis of SCD
  • Born prior to 2010 and reported by the state newborn screening program with a confirmed diagnosis of SCD AND had evidence of healthcare utilization* in 2010
  • Received care at one of the state’s hemoglobinopathy specialty treatment centers AND received care 1) at the center during 2010; or 2) had evidence of healthcare utilization* during 2010 AND a laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of SCD. The specialty treatment centers included in the SCDC program are:
    • 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 (hospital, emergency department, or outpatient) with an SCD ICD-9-CM (thru September 30, 2015) or ICD-10-CM (after October 1, 2015) code over any 5-year period between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2016 AND indication of healthcare utilization* 1) during 2010; or 2) before and after 2010

*hospital discharge, emergency department, or Medicaid claims

Key Terms
  • Age: the patient’s age on December 31, 2010
  • Hospital utilization: direct hospital admissions, as well as 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, Georgia, 2010, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, Total SCD Patients, by county
County Total Number of patients
FULTON 984
DEKALB 828
GWINNETT 534
CLAYTON 441
COBB 372
CHATHAM 321
RICHMOND 290
MUSCOGEE 234
BIBB 201
DOUGHERTY 176
HENRY 165
DOUGLAS 140
NEWTON 106
HOUSTON 101
CLARKE 51-100
LIBERTY 51-100
LOWNDES 51-100
PAULDING 51-100
ROCKDALE 51-100
SPALDING 51-100
SUMTER 51-100
THOMAS 51-100
BALDWIN 21-50
BARROW 21-50
BARTOW 21-50
BULLOCH 21-50
BURKE 21-50
CAMDEN 21-50
CARROLL 21-50
COFFEE 21-50
COLQUITT 21-50
COLUMBIA 21-50
COWETA 21-50
CRISP 21-50
DECATUR 21-50
EFFINGHAM 21-50
FAYETTE 21-50
FLOYD 21-50
GLYNN 21-50
GRADY 21-50
HALL 21-50
JEFFERSON 21-50
LAURENS 21-50
MACON 21-50
MITCHELL 21-50
PEACH 21-50
SCREVEN 21-50
TIFT 21-50
TOOMBS 21-50
TROUP 21-50
UPSON 21-50
WALTON 21-50
WARE 21-50
WAYNE 21-50
BROOKS 12-20
BRYAN 12-20
CHEROKEE 12-20
COOK 12-20
DODGE 12-20
EARLY 12-20
EMANUEL 12-20
FORSYTH 12-20
LAMAR 12-20
LEE 12-20
MCDUFFIE 12-20
MCINTOSH 12-20
MERIWETHER 12-20
PULASKI 12-20
TERRELL 12-20
WASHINGTON 12-20
WORTH 12-20
APPLING 1-11
ATKINSON 1-11
BACON 1-11
BAKER 1-11
BANKS 1-11
BENHILL 1-11
BERRIEN 1-11
BLECKLEY 1-11
BRANTLEY 1-11
BUTTS 1-11
CALHOUN 1-11
CANDLER 1-11
CATOOSA 1-11
CHARLTON 1-11
CHATTAHOOCHEE 1-11
CLAY 1-11
CLINCH 1-11
CRAWFORD 1-11
DOOLY 1-11
ELBERT 1-11
EVANS 1-11
FRANKLIN 1-11
GILMER 1-11
GORDON 1-11
GREENE 1-11
HANCOCK 1-11
HARALSON 1-11
HARRIS 1-11
HART 1-11
HEARD 1-11
IRWIN 1-11
JACKSON 1-11
JASPER 1-11
JEFFDAVIS 1-11
JENKINS 1-11
JOHNSON 1-11
JONES 1-11
LANIER 1-11
LINCOLN 1-11
LONG 1-11
LUMPKIN 1-11
MADISON 1-11
MARION 1-11
MILLER 1-11
MONROE 1-11
MONTGOMERY 1-11
MORGAN 1-11
OCONEE 1-11
OGLETHORPE 1-11
PICKENS 1-11
PIERCE 1-11
PIKE 1-11
POLK 1-11
PUTNAM 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
TURNER 1-11
TWIGGS 1-11
UNION 1-11
WALKER 1-11
WARREN 1-11
WEBSTER 1-11
WHEELER 1-11
WHITE 1-11
WHITFIELD 1-11
WILCOX 1-11
WILKES 1-11
WILKINSON 1-11
CHATTOOGA 0
DADE 0
ECHOLS 0
FANNIN 0
HABERSHAM 0
MURRAY 0
RABUN 0
TOWNS 0
GLASCOCK 0
QUITMAN 0
DAWSON 0
Figure 1: Age and sex
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, Age and sex, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, Age and sex
Age group (in years) Male Female
<10 955 910
10–19 807 846
20–29 639 907
30–39 377 719
40–49 253 421
50–59 126 271
60+ 49 170

Hospital Utilization

Figure 2: Total number of hospital admissions
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, Total number of hospital admissions, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, Total number of hospital admissions
Age group (in years) Patients, total Admissions, total
<10 1865 1092
10–19 1653 1141
20–29 1546 2334
30–39 1096 1640
40–49 674 801
50–59 397 428
60+ 219 180
Figure 3: Average number of hospital admissions
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, Average number of hospital admissions, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, Average number of hospital admissions
Age group (in years) Patients, total Admissions per patient, mean
<10 1865 0.59
10–19 1653 0.69
20–29 1546 1.51
30–39 1096 1.50
40–49 674 1.19
50–59 397 1.08
60+ 219 0.82
Figure 4: Total number of days in the hospital
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, Total number of days in the hospital, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, Total number of days in the hospital
Age group (in years) Patients, total Hospital days, total
<10 1865 3506
10–19 1653 4552
20–29 1546 13265
30–39 1096 9950
40–49 674 4766
50–59 397 2489
60+ 219 1089
Figure 5: Average number of days in the hospital
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, Average number of days in the hospital, details below
California SCDC Data – 2010, Average number of days in the hospital
Age group (in years) Patients, total Total hospital days per patient, mean
<10 990 1.40
10-19 998 4.08
20-29 1118 10.30
30-39 764 11.56
40-49 629 8.84
50-59 383 8.46
60+ 164 7.26
Figure 6: Average length of stay in the hospital
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, Average length of stay in the hospital, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, Average length of stay in the hospital
Age group (in years) Admissions, total Length of stay per admission, mean
<10 1092 3.21
10–19 1141 3.99
20–29 2334 5.68
30–39 1640 6.07
40–49 801 5.95
50–59 428 5.82
60+ 180 6.05
Figure 7: 30-day hospital readmissions
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, 30-day hospital readmissions, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, 30-day hospital readmissions
Age group (in years) 30-day hospital readmission No readmission
<10 23% 77%
10–19 31% 69%
20–29 58% 42%
30–39 58% 42%
40–49 46% 54%
50–59 30% 70%
60+ 38% 62%
Figure 8: Hospital admissions that initiated in the ED
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, Hospital admissions that initiated in the ED, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, Hospital admissions that initiated in the ED
Age group (in years) Admissions that initiated in the ED Direct hospital admission
<10 67% 33%
10–19 77% 23%
20–29 81% 19%
30–39 76% 24%
40–49 76% 24%
50–59 71% 29%
60+ 78% 22%
Figure 9: Payer of hospital admissions
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, Payer of hospital admissions, details below

Payer of hospital admissions, GA, 2010
Age group (in years) Medicaid Medicare Private insurance Self-pay Other
<10 77% 0% 19% 2%
10–19 71% 0% 23% 2%
20–29 55% 22% 11% 6%
30–39 38% 44% 11% 7%
40–49 22% 43% 27% 4%
50–59 23% 45% 25% 4%
60+ 17% 61% 17% 0%

ED Utilization

Figure 10: Total number of ED visits
Georgia SCDC Data, 2010: Total number of ED visits, details below

Georgia SCDC Data, 2005: Total number of ED visits
Age group (in years) Patients, total ED visits, total
<10 1865 2388
10–19 1653 1828
20–29 1546 5834
30–39 1096 4734
40–49 674 2677
50–59 397 605
60+ 219 334
Figure 11: Average number of ED visits
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, Average number of ED visits, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, Average number of ED visits
Age group (in years) Patients, total ED visits per patient, mean
<10 1865 1.28
10–19 1653 1.11
20–29 1546 3.77
30–39 1096 4.32
40–49 674 3.97
50–59 397 1.52
60+ 219 1.53
Figure 12: 30-day ED readmissions
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, 30-day ED readmissions, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, 30-day ED readmissions
Age group (in years) 30-day ED readmission No readmission
<10 32% 68%
10–19 40% 60%
20–29 69% 31%
30–39 75% 25%
40–49 74% 26%
50–59 47% 53%
60+ 58% 42%
Figure 13: Payer of ED visits
Georgia SCDC Data - 2010, Payer of ED visits, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2010, Payer of ED visits
Age group (in years) Medicaid Medicare Private insurance Self-pay Other
<10 78% 0% 16% 4% 2%
10–19 69% 0% 21% 7% 3%
20–29 56% 16% 7% 12% 4%
30–39 34% 34% 13% 14% 2%
40–49 34% 34% 14% 15% 3%
50–59 16% 47% 21% 11% 3%
60+ 35% 48% 7% 3% 3%