Georgia SCDC Data, 2015: Maps 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 2015 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 2015 and reported by the state newborn screening program with a confirmed diagnosis of SCD
  • Born prior to 2015 and reported by the state newborn screening program with a confirmed diagnosis of SCD AND had evidence of healthcare utilization* in 2015
  • Received care at one of the state’s hemoglobinopathy specialty treatment centers AND received care 1) at the center during 2015; or 2) had evidence of healthcare utilization* during 2015 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 2015; or 2) before and after 2015

*hospital discharge, emergency department, or Medicaid claims

Key Terms
  • Age: the patient’s age on December 31, 2015
  • 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, 2015, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2015, Total SCD Patients, by county
County Total Number of patients
FULTON 1054
DEKALB 889
GWINNETT 597
CLAYTON 503
COBB 436
CHATHAM 325
RICHMOND 302
MUSCOGEE 244
BIBB 203
HENRY 195
DOUGHERTY 181
DOUGLAS 154
NEWTON 128
LOWNDES 104
HOUSTON 103
CARROLL 51-100
CLARKE 51-100
LAURENS 51-100
LIBERTY 51-100
PAULDING 51-100
ROCKDALE 51-100
SUMTER 51-100
BALDWIN 21-50
BARROW 21-50
BARTOW 21-50
BULLOCH 21-50
BURKE 21-50
CAMDEN 21-50
CHEROKEE 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
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
WALTON 21-50
WARE 21-50
WASHINGTON 21-50
WAYNE 21-50
BROOKS 12-20
BRYAN 12-20
BUTTS 12-20
DODGE 12-20
EMANUEL 12-20
FORSYTH 12-20
GREENE 12-20
LAMAR 12-20
LEE 12-20
MACON 12-20
MCDUFFIE 12-20
MERIWETHER 12-20
POLK 12-20
PULASKI 12-20
TATTNALL 12-20
UPSON 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
CALHOUN 1-11
CANDLER 1-11
CATOOSA 1-11
CHARLTON 1-11
CHATTAHOOCHEE 1-11
CLAY 1-11
CLINCH 1-11
COOK 1-11
CRAWFORD 1-11
DAWSON 1-11
DOOLY 1-11
EARLY 1-11
ELBERT 1-11
EVANS 1-11
FRANKLIN 1-11
GLASCOCK 1-11
GORDON 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
MCINTOSH 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
PUTNAM 1-11
QUITMAN 1-11
RANDOLPH 1-11
SCHLEY 1-11
SEMINOLE 1-11
STEPHENS 1-11
STEWART 1-11
TALBOT 1-11
TALIAFERRO 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
GILMER 0
HABERSHAM 0
MURRAY 0
RABUN 0
TOWNS 0
Figure 1: Age and sex
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, Age and sex, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2015, Age and sex
Age group (in years) Male Female
<10 941 878
10–19 850 840
20–29 741 932
30–39 472 814
40–49 274 485
50–59 164 339
60+ 72 215

Hospital Utilization

Figure 2: Total number of hospital admissions
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, Total number of hospital admissions, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2015, Total number of hospital admissions
Age group (in years) Patients, total Admissions, total
<10 1819 894
10–19 1690 1162
20–29 1673 2835
30–39 1286 2134
40–49 759 867
50–59 503 538
60+ 287 270
Figure 3: Average number of hospital admissions
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, Average number of hospital admissions, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2015, Average number of hospital admissions
Age group (in years) Patients, total Admissions per patient, mean
<10 1819 0.49
10–19 1690 0.69
20–29 1673 1.69
30–39 1286 1.66
40–49 759 1.14
50–59 503 1.07
60+ 287 0.94
Figure 4: Total number of days in the hospital
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, Total number of days in the hospital, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2015, Total number of days in the hospital
Age group (in years) Patients, total Hospital days, total
<10 1819 3165
10–19 1690 5105
20–29 1673 15613
30–39 1286 11626
40–49 759 4939
50–59 503 3166
60+ 287 1706
Figure 5: Average number of days in the hospital
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, Average number of days in the hospital, details below

California SCDC Data – 2015, Average number of days in the hospital
Age group (in years) Patients, total Total hospital days per patient, mean
<10 1819 1.74
10–19 1690 3.02
20–29 1673 9.33
30–39 1286 9.04
40–49 759 6.51
50–59 503 6.29
60+ 287 5.94
Figure 6: Average length of stay in the hospital
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, Average length of stay in the hospital, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2015, Average length of stay in the hospital
Age group (in years) Admissions, total Length of stay per admission, mean
<10 894 3.54
10–19 1162 4.39
20–29 2835 5.51
30–39 2134 5.45
40–49 867 5.70
50–59 538 5.88
60+ 270 6.32
Figure 7: 30-day hospital readmissions
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, 30-day hospital readmissions, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2015, 30-day hospital readmissions
Age group (in years) 30-day hospital readmission No readmission
<10 22% 78%
10–19 35% 65%
20–29 59% 41%
30–39 60% 40%
40–49 47% 53%
50–59 44% 56%
60+ 31% 69%
Figure 8: Hospital admissions that initiated in the ED

These data are not currently available.

Figure 9: Payer of hospital admissions
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, Payer of hospital admissions, details below

Payer of hospital admissions, GA, 2015
Age group (in years) Medicaid Medicare Private insurance Self-pay Other
<10 74% 0% 23% 2% 2%
10–19 72% 0% 21% 2% 5%
20–29 52% 20% 14% 6% 4%
30–39 34% 40% 12% 7% 4%
40–49 26% 40% 19% 4% 5%
50–59 20% 44% 21% 4% 7%
60+ 11% 73% 10% 0% 2%

ED Utilization

Figure 10: Total number of ED visits
Georgia SCDC Data, 2015: Total number of ED visits, details below

Georgia SCDC Data, 2015: Total number of ED visits
Age group (in years) Patients, total ED visits, total
<10 1819 2002
10–19 1690 1955
20–29 1673 7571
30–39 1286 6364
40–49 759 3070
50–59 503 1281
60+ 287 337
Figure 11: Average number of ED visits
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, Average number of ED visits, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2015, Average number of ED visits
Age group (in years) Patients, total ED visits per patient, mean
<10 1819 1.10
10–19 1690 1.16
20–29 1673 4.53
30–39 1286 4.95
40–49 759 4.04
50–59 503 2.55
60+ 287 1.17
Figure 12: 30-day ED readmissions
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, 30-day ED readmissions, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2015, 30-day ED readmissions
Age group (in years) 30-day ED readmission No readmission
<10 31% 69%
10–19 37% 63%
20–29 72% 28%
30–39 75% 25%
40–49 72% 28%
50–59 61% 39%
60+ 43% 57%
Figure 13: Payer of ED visits
Georgia SCDC Data - 2015, Payer of ED visits, details below

Georgia SCDC Data – 2015, Payer of ED visits
Age group (in years) Medicaid Medicare Private insurance Self-pay Other
<10 74% 0% 20% 4% 2%
10–19 71% 0% 18% 7% 6%
20–29 49% 19% 11% 12% 4%
30–39 38% 31% 9% 14% 5%
40–49 34% 38% 13% 15% 3%
50–59 24% 36% 25% 11% 4%
60+ 8% 66% 11% 3% 6%