Health Information / Data Requests
To access division data, the Office of Health Information and Policy suggests utilizing the Health Data and Information section of the GDPH web site. This section houses all data collected and published by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Any future data posted will be found at this page as well.
The Office of Health Information and Policy is charged with producing the vital statistics report on an annual basis. Vital statistics are data on natality, mortality, fetal deaths, induced abortions, marriage and divorce. These are presented in a format of frequencies and rates depending on the data. The Health Data and Information section contains a link to the Vital Statistics from 1997 thru current-year available, where you can access the data by county, public health district or state. Vital Statistics are data on natality, mortality, fetal deaths, abortions, marriage, and divorce. All data, except marriages and divorces, are presented by race.
Hospital Discharge Data
The Georgia Hospital Association provides the GDPH with an abridged data set of hospital discharge records for the State of Georgia. This data set is provided on an annual basis. This data is available to GDPH employees and partners in the Georgia Department of Public Health. All others need to contact the Georgia Hospital Association directly.
- 1999 Georgia Hospitalizations: Prostatectomy - Review of Treatment and Length of Stay
This report, based on analysis of discharge occurring in 1999 from Georiga hospitals, provides an in-depth review of prostatectomies performed in Georgia. This includes analysis of length of stay, severity adjusted length of stay, payor, patient's age, race and Public Health District. Information is also presented on prostate cancer mortality by race and Georgia Public Health District.
- 1999 Georgia Hospitalizations: Mastectomies and Related Lymph Node Dissections
This report, based on analysis of discharges occurring in 1999 from Georgia hospitals, provides an in-depth review of mastectomies and related lymph node dissections. This includes analysis of length of stay by type of mastectomy (simple or radical), severity adjusted length of stay, payor, Public Health Disctrict, patient age and patient race.
- 2000 Georgia Hospital Discharge Data by County
1999 Georgia Hospital Discharge Data by County
Georgia accesses discharge information obtained from the UB-92 (Uniform Billing Form, 1992) from all acute-stay hospitals excluding federal and psychiatric facilities. This data includes one record for every discharge from these facilities for each inpatient stay. Each record contains information on admission date, discharge date, length of stay, birth date, race, sex, county and zip code of residence, diagnoses, procedures and other information. These reports, based on discharges occurring in 1999 and 2000 from Georgia hospitals, provide the rate of discharges for each county by diagnosis codes grouped by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) categories.
There are approximately 1 million discharges from Georgia hospitals each year. Leading diagnoses were attributed to circulatory system disease (heart, cerebrovascular) followed by respiratory system diseases, childbirth, and digestive system disease.
Information is presented for each county by sex and totals. Rates are reported as per 10,000/residents. For example, a rate of 180.0 indicates that for every 10,000 people living in that county, 180 hospitalizations occurred for a particular diagnosis.
Demographic Profiles in Georgia