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Minnesota

Population (2019): 5.639 million

Minnesota’s public health outcomes generally lead those of the United States, and 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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Minnesota at a glance

56.3

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

28.7

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

8.8

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

9.4

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

30.1

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

40.7

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

14.4

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2019

15.6

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

12.9

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

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