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.g., grant writing, policy development, program development or sustainability) and serving as a stimulus for community action.

The 2015 Status of Health in DeKalb Report is the most recent in a series by the DeKalb County Board of Health. The 2015 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.

2015 Status of Health in DeKalb Report

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2015 Status of Health in DeKalb Report

  • Methodology
Profile of DeKalb County
  • Population estimates
  • Healthcare
  • Disability
  • Education
  • Economics and labor
  • Education
  • Housing and households
  • Crime
Leading Causes
  • Leading Causes
    • Leading causes of emergency room visits
    • Leading causes of hospitalizations
    • Leading causes of mortality
      • Premature deaths
      • Deaths
Chronic Disease
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Risk Factors
    • Physical inactivity
    • Overweight and obesity
    • Tobacco use
Infectious Diseases
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vaccine-preventable illnesses
  • Hepatitis
  • Gastrointestinal illnesses
  • Invasive bacterial diseases
  • West Nile virus
  • Outbreaks
  • Intentional injuries
    • Homicides
    • Assaults
    • Suicides
    • Methods used in intentional injuries
  • Unintentional injuries
    • Falls
    • Motor vehicle crashes
Behavioral Health
  • Mental illnesses and substance use disorders
    • Mental Illnesses
    • Substance use disorders
    • Mental illnesses with substance use disorders
  • Outpatient diagnoses
  • DeKalb Regional Crisis Center diagnoses
  • Intellectual disabilities
Maternal and Child Health
  • Pregnancy and birth rates
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Infant mortality
  • Breastfeeding
  • Teen sexual behaviors and pregnancy
Refugee Health
  • Health services
  • Health issues
Oral Health
  • Oral health among children
  • Oral health among adults
  • Hospitalizations
  • Oral cancer
  • Community water fluoridation
Environmental Health
  • Permits and inspections
  • Complaints and request for service
  • Acknowledgments
  • Health People 2020 objectives
  • Index of tables and figures
  • Glossary of terms
  • Sources
  • Community assets and resources
  • DeKalb County Board of Health