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Florida

Population (2019): 21,477 million

Florida’s public health outcomes generally lag 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 mixed picture, with the percentage of adults with obesity lower than the U.S. median, even as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank high. Finally, the state achieved a score of six out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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Florida at a glance

40.9

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

33.5

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

11.7

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

17.8

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

27

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

51.4

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

16.7

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2018

23.1

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

13.4

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

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