DeKalb County is a county located in the United States of Georgia. According to the 2015 census, the DeKalb County has a total population of 691,893. In the DeKalb county the female population accounts for 52.1 percent of the population, whereas the male population accounts for 47.9 percent. The median age in the DeKalb County is 34.3. However, the highest percentile is the 16 years and over which accounts for 78 percent of the population. In the DeKalb County, Black or African Americans makes up 54.3 percent of the population, making it the highest population in the county. In the DeKalb County 88.4 percent of the population age 25 years or older received a high school graduate or higher. According to the Census Bureau (2015), the median household income is 50,799 dollars. However, when compared to the United States, the United States median household income is 53,482 dollars. In the DeKalb County 88.4 percent of the population age 25 years or older received a high school graduate or higher.
The priority population that will be targeted in the identified health issue is adolescents (10-19). According to the Census Bureau (2015), adolescents (10-19) in the DeKalb County accounts for 12.2 percent of the population. The health issue is alcohol use and abuse in adolescents.
Alcohol use in adolescent’s years is more than a widespread than the use of tobacco or illicit drugs. Adolescents are more likely to drink alcohol than smoke cigarettes or use marijuana.…