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by the #’s } A Healthy Augusta?

1 in 3

Georgia high schoolers who say they’ve been bullied. About 1 in 2 Georgia middle school students admit the same.


Flu vaccinations in local health departments and local schools from September 1 through October 31, 2012


Births in 2010

1 in 5

Adults in our district who smoke cigarettes

1 in 10

Georgia middle schoolers who have used tobacco in the past 30 days


Motor vehicle crashes in 2008

1 in 4

Georgia high schoolers who have used tobacco in the past 30 days


percent of adults in the East Central Health District who have no health care insurance coverage


Cases of West Nile and similar viruses in 2012


Emergency room visits in 2010—which equals about one-half of our total two-county population (roughly 324,602)


Columbia County’s health ranking based on health outcomes, health factors and policies and programs. In contrast, Richmond County comes in at 117th on the list.


Percent of restaurants in Richmond County that are fast food. (Columbia County is only slightly less at 46 percent.)

(Data collected from the Georgia DPH’s Oasis data warehouse, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and the East Central Health District)

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