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Disease and Cancer in Glynn County

    Cancer and disease information is gathered on the County level in Georgia, which makes identifying disease problem areas within a community difficult.  Still, there are disturbing implications inferred by Glynn County’s disease and cancer statistics.

¨ Glynn County, Georgia, rates of cancer, serious diseases, and infant mortality exceed State and National averages.

¨ Childhood leukemia mortality rate in all black males is twice the Georgia average: 14.1769 in Glynn County, compared to 7.6755 in Georgia per 100,000.  Childhood leukemia rates are higher in Glynn County for all demographic groups than the Georgia Average.

¨ Adult lymphoma rates in Glynn County are higher for all demographic groups, except white females.

 ¨ All cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and liver disease in Glynn County are higher than the national averages.

¨ Infant mortality and low birth weight rates are higher in Glynn County than national rates.


The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health has identified Glynn County as having a significantly higher incidence of cancer than the state rate.



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