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State Profile

Nebraska

Population (2019): 1.934 million

Nebraska’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 a mixed picture, with the percentage of adults with obesity higher than the U.S. median, even as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank low. 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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Nebraska at a glance

58.7

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), 2021

31.0

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2020

9.8

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2020

11.5

Percent of children age 10-17 who have obesity, 2018-19

34.0

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2020

43.4

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

14.9

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2020

12.3

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

18.0

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

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