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State Profile

Montana

Population (2019): 1.068 million

Montana’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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Montana at a glance

48.7

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

Low Tier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Medium, Low), 2019

29.5

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

7.6

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

10.8

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

28.3

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

52.5

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

24.9

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2018

13

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

17

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

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