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State Profile

Colorado

Population (2019): 5.758 million

Colorado’s public health outcomes stack up unevenly against those of the United States, but it has taken several steps that strengthened 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 bright spot, with the percentage of adults with obesity lower than the U.S. median, as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank low. Finally, the state achieved a score of seven out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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Colorado at a glance

51.6

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

High Tier

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

25.8

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

7

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

10.7

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

23.8

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

56.7

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

22.5

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2018

18.2

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

18.5

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

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