Office of Epidemiology & Statistics
2005 Status of Health in DeKalb
The Status of Health in DeKalb Report describes time and geographic patterns of diseases and injuries, birth trends, leading causes of death and premature death, and health behaviors. This information is useful in identifying health improvement opportunities (i.e., grant writing, policy development, program development or sustainability) and serving as a stimulus for community action.
The 2005 Status of Health in DeKalb Report is the most recent in a series by the DeKalb County Board of Health. The 2005 report analyzes data on the leading health issues and some of the risk factors associated with these issues in DeKalb County. This report emphasizes information related to identified priority areas and provides specific opportunities for prevention in these areas.
To view the 2005 Status of Health in DeKalb Report by sections:
(pages 2-6)Includes 2000 U.S. Census data, demographic profile of public schools, and Community Health Assessment Areas.
|Health Priority Areas (pages 8-14)
Includes nutrition and physical activity, tobacco use prevention, injury prevention, and health disparities elimination.
|Trends in Births and Teen Pregnancies (pages 16-18)
Includes trends in live births and teen pregnancy.
|Health Behaviors (pages 20-22)
Includes highlights from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey.
|Infectious Diseases and Leading Causes of Hospitalizations (pages 24-30)
Includes infectious diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, immunization coverage, hepatitis A, gastrointestinal infections, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and leading causes of hospitalizations.
|Causes of Death – part 1 (pages 32-35)
Includes leading causes of death, infant mortality, and mortality in adults age 65 and over.
|Causes of Death – part 2 (pages 36-42)
Includes leading causes of premature death, trends over time, and trends by race/ethnicity and gender.
|Causes of Death – part 3 (pages 43-49)
Includes county-wide trends and community-specific rates for cancer, unintentional injuries, and heart disease.
|Causes of Death – part 4 (pages 50-55)
Includes county-wide trends and community-specific rates for homicide, HIV/AIDS, and suicide.
|Causes of Death – part 5 (pages 56-62)
Includes county-wide trends and community-specific rates for stroke and infectious diseases.
|Opportunities for Prevention (pages 64-66)
Includes examples of opportunities for prevention in lifestyles, healthcare, policies and the environment.
|Appendices (pages 67-72)
Includes methodology, glossary of terms, and references.