Stats of the States of Georgia

Georgia Birth Data, 2017
Georgia Birth Data, 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 44.9 11th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.2 10th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 11.4 5th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 21.9 17th (tie) 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 9.9 4th 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

GA Leading Causes of Death, 2017
GA Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 18,143 175.8 15th 165.0
2.  Cancer 17,184 154.9 24th 152.5
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 4,805 46.2 21st 40.9
4.  Accidents 4,021 45.2 36th 49.4
5.  Stroke 4,349 43.5 8th 37.6
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 3,714 46.0 3rd (tie) 31.0
7.  Diabetes 2,238 21.5 25th 21.5
8.  Kidney Disease 1,864 18.6 6th 13.0
9.  Septicemia 1,565 15.2 8th 10.6
10.  Suicide 1,423 13.6 39th 14.0

 

Georgia Mortality Data
Georgia Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,623 15.4 39,773 12.0
Homicide 810 7.9 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 1,537 14.7 70,237 21.7

 

Other Georgia Data
Other Georgia Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.2 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.9 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.5 2.9†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
**** State estimate is unavailable.
† Excludes data for California, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.

Sources:

2017 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 8pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2017 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Georgia Birth Data, 2016
Georgia Birth Data, 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 44.9 10th (tie) 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.8 10th (tie) 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 11.2 7th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 23.6 17th (tie) 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 9.8 4th 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

GA Leading Causes of Death, 2016
GA Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 18,143 179.0 14th 165.5
2.  Cancer 17,184 160.2 20th 155.8
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 4,805 47.3 19th 40.6
4.  Accidents 4,021 44.8 35th (tie) 47.4
5.  Stroke 4,349 44.3 7th 37.3
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 3,714 42.4 5th 30.3
7.  Diabetes 2,238 21.2 23rd (tie) 21.0
8.  Kidney Disease 1,864 18.4 7th (tie) 13.1
9.  Septicemia 1,565 15.1 8th 10.7
10.  Flu/Pneumonia 1,423 14.3 21st (tie) 13.5

 

Georgia Mortality Data
Georgia Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,571 15.0 38,658 11.8
Homicide 806 7.9 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 1,394 13.3 63,632 19.8

 

Other Georgia Data
Other Georgia Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.5 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 12.9 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.8 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon n/a 3.2†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016pdf icon; 2016 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 1pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2016 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Georgia Birth Data, 2015
Georgia Birth Data, 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 45.2 9th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.6 14th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 10.8 7th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 25.6 18th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 9.5 5th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

GA Leading Causes of Death, 2015
GA Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 17,769 180.2 15th 168.5
2.  Cancer 16,945 163.0 23rd 158.5
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 4,607 46.7 21st 41.6
4.  Accidents 4,344 43.2 38th 43.2
5.  Stroke 4,335 45.3 7th 37.6
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 3,714 42.4 6th 29.4
7.  Diabetes 2,210 21.4 29th 21.3
8.  Kidney Disease 1,881 19.2 7th 13.4
9.  Septicemia 1,526 15.2 7th 11.0
10.  Flu/Pneumonia 1,467 15.5 29th 15.2

 

Georgia Mortality Data
Georgia Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,448 14.1 36,252 11.1
Homicide 738 7.3 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,302 12.7 52,404 16.3

 

Other Georgia Data
Other Georgia Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.8 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

11.1

12.9

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.2 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon n/a 3.1†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015pdf icon and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016pdf icon; 2015 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 66, No. 1pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2015 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Georgia Birth Data, 2014
Georgia Birth Data, 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 45.4 8th (tie) 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.8 14th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 10.8 5th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 28.4 15th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 9.5 4th 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

GA Leading Causes of Death, 2014
GA Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 17,107 179.7 15th 167.0
2.  Cancer 16,684 165.5 23rd 161.2
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 4,332 45.6 22nd 40.5
4.  Accidents 3,964 40.1 38th (tie) 40.5
5.  Stroke 3,948 42.6 10th 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 2,670 31.7 12th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 2,230 22.3 20th 20.9
8.  Kidney Disease 1,742 18.5 8th 13.2
9.  Flu/Pneumonia 1,510 16.2 20th (tie) 15.1
10.  Septicemia 1,491 15.2 9th 10.7

 

Georgia Mortality Data
Georgia Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,391 13.7 33,594 10.3
Homicide 658 6.6 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,206 11.9 47,055 14.7

 

Other Georgia Data
Other Georgia Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.5 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 14.2 11.5
Marriage Ratepdf icon n/a 6.9†
Divorce Ratepdf icon n/a 3.2††

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2014pdf icon; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2014 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon.  States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.  When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

 

Page last reviewed: April 13, 2018