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.
County, Georgia, rates of cancer, serious diseases, and infant mortality
exceed State and National averages.
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.
lymphoma rates in Glynn County are higher for all demographic groups, except
cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and liver disease in Glynn
County are higher than the national averages.
mortality and low birth weight rates are higher in Glynn County than
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.