All numbers and rates pertain to place of residence (not occurrence).
If an Age group, Race, Sex, Ethnicity or Education Level are chosen, all rates/percentages include only the choices in both the numerator and denominator.
- Age-Adjusted Rates
A weighted average of the age-specific rates, where the weights are the proportions of persons in the corresponding age groups of a standard population. The calculation of an Age-Adjusted Rate uses the year 2000 U.S. standard million. Benefit: Controls for differences in age structure so that observed differences in rates across areas such as counties are not due solely to differences in the proportion of people in different age groups in different areas.
Rates are per 100,000 population.
- Cause of Discharge
Reported causes of illness are based solely on the underlying cause of illness.
The underlying cause of illness is defined by the World Health Organization as
the disease or injury that initiated the sequence of events leading directly to
illness or as the circumstances of the accident or violence that produced the
injury. See ADRD CAUSES.
- The number of inpatients discharged from non-Federal acute-care inpatient facilities. Only discharges of Georgia residents who were seen in a Georgia facility are included. Persons can be counted more than once if readmitted. Discharges include people both living and who have died. Since the number and rate are reflect only hospitalizations, they do not include all existing cases (prevalence) or new cases (incidence) among residents of Georgia. Discharges are reported by date of discharge, not admitting date.
- Discharge Rate
Formula = [Number of Discharges / Population] * 100,000. Rates that use Census Population Estimates in the denominator are unable to be calculated when the selected population is Unknown.
Hispanic or Latino includes persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Non-Hispanic + Hispanic may not equal the total number of events due to persons of unknown ethnicity.
- International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) vs. ICD10
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the Federal agency responsible for use of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision (ICD-10) in the United States, has developed a clinical modification (CM) of the classification for morbidity (hospital and ER data) purposes. The ICD-10 is used to code and classify mortality data from death certificates, having replaced ICD-9 for this purpose as of January 1, 1999. ICD-10-CM is the replacement for ICD-9-CM, effective October 1, 2015 in discharge and ER data.
- The ICD-10 is copyrighted by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO has authorized the development of an adaptation of ICD-10 for use in the United States (ICD-10-CM). All modifications to the ICD-10 must conform to WHO conventions for the ICD. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm
An age year grouping methodology based upon predictable mortality. Georgia uses the following Lifestages: <1 Infancy, 1-4 Early Childhood, 5-12 Later Childhood, 13-19 Adolescence, 20-29 Early Adulthood, 30-44 Young Adulthood, 45-59 Middle Adulthood, 60-74 Late Adulthood, and 75+ Older Adulthood. The highest value for age is 120 years.
Any county with 50,000 or more total population according to the United States
decennial census of 2010 or any future such census (O.C.G.A. Section 31-6-2).
Payor is the primary entity responsible for payment of services. Values for
Medicaid, based on Title XIX of the Social Security Act, is a Federal-State
matching entitlement program that pays for medical assistance for certain
vulnerable and needy individuals and families with low incomes and resources;
PeachCare for Kids (Georgia's State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)) is
a program that provides comprehensive health care insurance for children
through the age of 18 who do not qualify for Medicaid and live in households
with incomes at or below the federal poverty level;
Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 or older, some
disabled people under age 65, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal
Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant);
Private Insurance includes Blue Cross / Blue Shield, HMO/Managed Care,
Commercial Insurance, Other non-specified Managed Care, PPO (Preferred Provider
Organization), POS (Point of Service Provider),State Health Benefit Plan
Self Pay includes patients with no proof of insurance, patients filing their
own insurance claims, patients paying their own bills, Hill-Burton cases,
charity cases, etc.; and
Other (All other plans)
Per the Federal Office of Management and Budget, Directive 15 (1997),
- White is a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa;
- Black or African-American is a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa;
- Asian is a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam;
- American Indian/Alaska Native is a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment;
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander is a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands;
- Multiracial is a person declaring 2 or more of these races.
Note: Rates for years prior to year 2000 use population estimates for the denominator that adhere to a different Federal standard for race: White, Black, Asian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian and Alaska Native. So, unlike years 2000 and after, Multiracial is not included. Also, Asian by itself is not available because it was grouped with Pacific Islander (After 1999 Asian is separate from Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander).
Rates using Census Population Estimates in the denominator are not calculated when a selected race is not available in the denominator, or zero.
Nevertheless, selections available in OASIS' Race query box reflect the 1997 Race classifications described above. Most of the numerators used in indicators in Oasis *do* have the year 2000 race selections. Therefore, selections of multiple years that span <2000 and 2000+ will return a *number (count)* for all race selections, but the *rates* may be limited by the change in racial classifications the federal government used as noted above. In these cases you will see NA1 in the output cell (NA1 therefore by definition will only show up in rates for the years before 2000).
In some cases, the numerator's race classification may be more precise, or up to date, than the Census population estimate counterpart used in the denominator. You may find that there are a number of births of a given race for a county/age-group selection, but no count of population estimated for the denominator. In such cases where the race selection was available for both the numerator and the denominator, but the denominator's estimate was zero, you will see a NA2. If the numerator was greater than the denominator, but the denominator was > 0, you will see a NA3 returned.
Any county having a population of less than 50,000 according to the United States decennial census of 2010 or any future such census (O.C.G.A. Section 31-6-2).
- Selected Causes Total
- ‘Selected Causes Total’ shows up in Web Query output tables that have been Stratified, and refers only to any subcategories of a given “parent” cause category. Please note that if a parent cause category is chosen in addition to subcategories, ‘Selected Causes Total’ refers only to the subcategories. Example:
- ‘Selected Causes Total’ refers only to Falls and Drowning, not the parent category External Causes of which Falls and Drowning are a part. The same principle applies to Selected Races, Selected Ethnicities, etc.
ADRD Cause Definitions
|Dementia in Other Diseases classified elsewhere
|Dementia with Anxiety
||F02.84, F02.A4, F02.B4, F02.C4
|Dementia with Behavioral Disturbance
||F02.81-, F02.A1-, F02.B1-, F02.C1-
|Dementia with Mood Disturbance
||F02.83, F02.A3, F02.B3, F02.C3
|Dementia with Psychotic Disturbance
||F02.82, F02.A2, F02.B2, F02.C2
|Dementia without Behavioral Disturbance
||F02.80, F02.A0, F02.B0, F02.C0
|Parkinson’s Disease Only
|Alzheimer's Disease with Early Onset
|Alzheimer's Disease with Late Onset
|Other Alzheimer's Disease
|Alzheimer's Disease, Unspecified
|Other Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System, not elsewhere classified
|Senile Degeneration of Brain, not elsewhere classified
|Degeneration of Nervous System due to Alcohol Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
Other Specified Degenerative Disease of Nervous System Grey-
matter degeneration Lewy body disease
|Neurocognitive Disorder with Lewy Bodies (contained within G31.8)
|Corticobasal Degeneration (contained within G31.8)
|Degenerative Disease of Nervous System, unspecified