Release of 2016 Community Health Status Report Data
Thank you for your interest in the Health Status Report. The Fulton County Partners for Health, including HC3, are committed to the collection of statistically significant, valid and reliable data and using that data to inform decision making. This report includes information on the adult, youth and child health status throughout Fulton County.
Please take some time to review the data, celebrate our strengths, and better understand the issues faced by our community. This information can be used to increase awareness, apply for funding, and strengthen your programming.
Please click here for access to the full report.
Please click here for access to the executive summary.
Here is a small selection of the results found in the report.
Fulton County youth (grades 6th – 12th) reported a 6% decrease in the number of youth having consumed an alcoholic beverage in the past 30 days. In 2016, 9% of Fulton County youth were described as a “current user” compared to 15 % in 2014. Older youth, grades 9th-12th also demonstrated a 10% decrease in current use rates from 22% in 2014 to 12% in 2016.
11% of Fulton County youth, grades 6th – 12th, reported e-cigarette use in the past year;
this is a 2% decrease from 2014.
22% of Fulton County youth, ages 17 & 18, reported marijuana use in the past 30 days.
Underage Substance Use:
Only 29% of Fulton County youth (grades 6th – 12th) report their parents have talked
with them about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use in the past 30 days.