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State Profile

Idaho

Population (2019): 1,787 million

Idaho’s public health outcomes stack up unevenly against 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 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 five out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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Idaho at a glance

46.0

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

Medium Tier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Medium, Low), 2020

30.5

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2021

9.6

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2021

13.3

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

31.6

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2021

54.7

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

23.2

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2020

16.3

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

17.2

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

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