Data Summary 2008
- The infant mortality rate is a critical indicator of the health of a population and reflects a complex mix of factors that shape the health of mothers, newborns, and infants. In 2000, CityMatCH, a national public health organization dedicated to improving maternal and child health in urban areas, launched the National Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) Collaborative to develop and field test the use and integration of PPOR-specific indicators and strategies in local maternal and child health practice.
- The PPOR approach has 5 major steps: 1. Engage community partners to gain consensus and support for reducing fetal and infant death rates (feto-infant mortality rate); 2. Display feto-infant mortality data by birth weight and age at death; 3. Focus on reducing the overall feto-infant mortality rate; 4. Examine potential opportunity gaps between population groups and 5. Target further investigations and prevention efforts on the gaps.
- PPOR includes two analytic phases. Phase I PPOR analysis uses the birth weight and age at death of infant and fetal deaths to map deaths into four risk intervention categories: Maternal Health/Prematurity, Maternal Care, Newborn Care and Infant Health. A standard population is used as a comparison or reference group for all other population groups, and excess deaths and excess death rates are calculated for each population group in relation to the reference standard. The reference group used for this analysis reflects actual outcomes among subgroups in Georgia that have relatively low feto-infant mortality rates and thus reflect achievable goals. Phase II PPOR uses follow-up analyses and integrates these finding with other information. This report focuses on Phase I analyses of fetal and infant deaths.
- Overweight and
Obesity in Georgia 2005
- This report summarizes the burden of overweight and obesity in Georgia. The
report also highlights strategies to prevent obesity by increasing breastfeeding
initiation and duration, improving healthy eating habits, increasing physical
activity and decreasing television viewing. The information presented in this
report is intended to help plan, implement and evaluate programs to promote
healthy behaviors in all Georgians.
Updated Reproductive Health Indicators Report (1994 - 2004)
The purpose of this report is to provide summary data for 1994 through 2004
on selected reproductive health indicators at three levels of aggregation -
State of Georgia, the six Perinatal Regions, and the 18 Public Health Districts.
- Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System - Georgia 2003
- The Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) collects demographic,
clinical and nutritional information for newborns, infants <1 year of age
and children 1-5 yeas of age. This report summarizes the findings from
Georgia's PedNSS population from 1993-2003 and includes information on
birthweight, overweight and at risk of overweight, short stature,
breastfeeding, and anemia.
- Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (2002)
- The PNSS 2002 Report provides a summary of the health and nutritional risk factors of pregnant women enrolled in federally funded nutritional programs in the State of Georgia. Information contained in this report includes maternal socio-deomgraphic factors, nutritional risk factors (including prepregnancy weight, maternal weight gain and hematological status) prenatal risk factors, infant feeding practices and birth outcome.
- Medicaid Births Georgia 1998 - 2000
- This report provides a summary of Medicaid-funded births in Georgia, maternal participation in perinatal case management and pregnancy related services, and adverse birth outcomes.
- Trends in Pregnancy Rates in 15-19 Year Old Females in Georgia, 1994-2002
- This report shows the trends in pregnancy rates in 15-19 year old females in Georgia from 1994-2002.
The Effect of WIC Participation on Infant Birthweight Among Medicaid Clients in the State of Georgia