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Illinois

Population (2019): 12,671 million

Illinois’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 trail the country as a whole. Its rates of obesity and related conditions indicate an area of concern, with the percentage of adults with obesity higher than the U.S. median, as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank in the middle of the pack. 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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Illinois at a glance

52.2

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

Medium Tier

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

32.2

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

11.3

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

14.2

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

31.6

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

39.8

Deaths related to alcohol, drugs, or suicide (per 100,000), 2019

10.9

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2019

22.3

Drug-related deaths (per 100,000), 2019

7.9

Alcohol-related deaths (per 100,000), 2019

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