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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

58.3

Percent of population (age 6 months or older) who received seasonal flu vaccination, 2020-21

HighTier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Medium, Low), 2021

n/a

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2021

n/a

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2021

15.8

Percent of children age 10-17 who have obesity, 2019-20

no data

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2021

75.8

Deaths related to alcohol, drugs, or suicide (per 100,000), 2020

5.5

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2020

59.2

Drug-related deaths (per 100,000), 2020

12.1

Alcohol-related deaths (per 100,000), 2020

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