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Figure 2-4: Preventable Hospitalizations, County Level, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 1999 (Text Description)

The figure is a map of the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) of Atlanta, Georgia, showing the rate of preventable hospitalizations per 1,000 residents ages 40-64 in 1999 for the city and surrounding counties. The counties with the lowest rates (8.1 to 20) were the counties immediately surrounding the city of Atlanta to northwest and east. Atlanta proper and the immediately surrounding counties to the north, south, and southwest had rates between 20 and 26. The county with the highest rate of preventable hospitalizations (43 to 74.4 per 1,000 residents) was the county just north of the Atlanta MSA.

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