How Healthy Are Women in Georgia?

Everything must be peachy in Georgia! Women here have one of the lowest rates of depression in the country. More good news: Georgia women get their Pap smears, avoid binge drinking, and have low rates of asthma and heart disease compared to most other women.

Georgia slips into the bottom ten on two important issues, though. Both life expectancy rates and the number of insured are lower than the national average. Also, 1 in 10 women will receive a life-changing diabetes diagnosis.

See where Georgia ranks on the health issues below. Remember, #1 is healthiest; #50 is least healthy.


  Category State Rank
1 Tendency to binge drink #12
2 Cases of breast cancer #22
3 Cases of asthma #10
4 Cases of lung cancer #16
5 Get Pap smears #4
6 Have health insurance #43
7 Cases of skin cancer (melanoma) #20
8 Get mammograms #16
9 Cases of colorectal cancer #24
10 Cases of ovarian cancer #35
11 Smoke cigarettes #19
12 Cases of depression #5
13 Die from gunshot wounds #30
14 Cases of cervical cancer #31
15 Cases of heart disease #11
7 Go to the dentist #28
8 Cases of high cholesterol #17
9 Eat 5 daily servings of fruits & vegetables #25
10 Physically active #32
11 Live the longest #41
12 Cases of diabetes #40
13 Cases of high blood pressure #37
14 Are obese or overweight #34
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