Healthy People 2020 : Progress Tracker

Healthy People provides a framework for prevention for communities in the U.S. Healthy People 2020 is a comprehensive set of key disease prevention and health promotion objectives. The health objectives and targets allow communities to assess their health status and build an agenda for community health improvement.


Tracker for County: Dougherty
Indicator Current and Target Data Since Prior Period Status
Access to Health Services
Adults with Health Insurance
Current: 68.1 percent
Target: 100.0 percent
Children with Health Insurance
Current: 92.9 percent
Target: 100.0 percent
Adolescent Health
High School Graduation
Current: 78.4 percent
Target: 82.4 percent
Teen Pregnancy Rate
Current: 53.5 pregnancies/1,000 females aged 15-17
Target: 36.2 pregnancies/1,000 females aged 15-17
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Breast Cancer
Current: 22.5 deaths/100,000 females
Target: 20.6 deaths/100,000 females
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Cancer
Current: 185.1 deaths/100,000 population
Target: 160.6 deaths/100,000 population
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Colorectal Cancer
Current: 16.0 deaths/100,000 population
Target: 14.5 deaths/100,000 population
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Lung Cancer
Current: 53.2 deaths/100,000 population
Target: 45.5 deaths/100,000 population
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Prostate Cancer
Current: 24.7 deaths/100,000 males
Target: 21.2 deaths/100,000 males
Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rate
Current: 47.3 cases/100,000 population
Target: 38.6 cases/100,000 population
Environmental Health
Workers Commuting by Public Transportation
Current: 1.2 percent
Target: 5.5 percent
Heart Disease and Stroke
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke)
Current: 49.2 deaths/100,000 population
Target: 33.8 deaths/100,000 population
Injury and Violence Prevention
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Falls
Current: 2.1 deaths/100,000 population
Target: 7.0 deaths/100,000 population
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Motor Vehicle Collisions
Current: 12.2 deaths/100,000 population
Target: 12.4 deaths/100,000 population
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Poisonings
Current: 4.0 deaths/100,000 population
Target: 13.1 deaths/100,000 population
Maternal, Infant and Child Health
Babies with Low Birth Weight
Current: 13.5 percent
Target: 7.8 percent
Babies with Very Low Birth Weight
Current: 2.9 percent
Target: 1.4 percent
Infant Mortality Rate
Current: 16.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Target: 6.0 deaths/1,000 live births
Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy
Current: 0.8 percent
Target: 1.4 percent
Preterm Births
Current: 14.9 percent
Target: 11.4 percent
Mental Health and Mental Disorders
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide
Current: 9.9 deaths/100,000 population
Target: 10.2 deaths/100,000 population
Nutrition and Weight Status
Adults who are Obese
Current: 34.8 percent
Target: 30.6 percent
Physical Activity
Adults who are Sedentary
Current: 27.9 percent
Target: 32.6 percent
Substance Abuse
Adults who Drink Excessively
Current: 11.6 percent
Target: 25.3 percent
Tobacco Use
Adults who Smoke
Current: 20.6 percent
Target: 12.0 percent