Close to Home: Top 10 Georgia Health Statistics You May Not Have Known

Georgia Health StatisticsWe all know heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and that obesity is America’s fastest growing health issue, but you may not be familiar with the following ten health facts and stats related specifically to the state of Georgia:

  1. According to UNOS & the OPTN, there are currently 3,590 active waiting list candidates for organ transplants in Georgia.1
  2. There were over 3 million (3,532,010) visits to Emergency Rooms in the state of Georgia in 2010.2
  3. 133,668 babies were born in the state of Georgia in 2010.3
  4. In 2010, 1,942,600 people in Georgia (16% of the state population) did not have health insurance.4
  5. 3,732 people died of a stroke in the state of Georgia in 2009.5
  6. 28% of adults in Georgia are obese.6
  7. As of 2008, it was estimated that 1,061,000 adults in Georgia were living with diabetes. Of those, 354,000 were suspected to be undiagnosed.7
  8. 74% of children aged 19-35 months were immunized as of 2010 in the state of Georgia.8
  9. 12% of children in the state of Georgia have asthma.9
  10. More than 1 out of 4 deaths in Georgia are due to heart disease.10

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