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State Profile

Alaska

Population (2019): 731,545 thousand

Alaska’s public health outcomes generally lag those of the United States, and it has not taken several steps that would strengthen its preparedness for public health emergencies. Deaths owed to drug misuse, alcohol, or suicide outpace the country as a whole. Its rates of obesity and related conditions indicate a mixed picture, with the percentage of adults with obesity higher than the U.S. median, even as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank low. Finally, the state achieved a score of two out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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Alaska at a glance

44.1

Percent of population (age 6 months or older) who received seasonal flu vaccination, 2018-19

Low Tier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Medium, Low), 2019

32.8

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

7.3

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

9.9

Percent of children age 10-17 who have obesity, 2017-18

30.5

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

67.8

Deaths related to alcohol, drugs, or suicide (per 100,000), 2018

25

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2018

16.1

Drug-related deaths (per 100,000), 2018

27.5

Alcohol-related deaths (per 100,000), 2018

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