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State Profile

Nevada

Population (2019): 3,080 million

Nevada’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 mixed picture, with the percentage of adults with obesity lower than the U.S. median, as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank high and low, respectively. Finally, the state achieved a score of three out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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Nevada at a glance

44.4

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), 2020

32.8

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

10.9

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

13.7

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

30.6

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

53.9

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

19.8

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2019

21.4

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

15.1

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

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