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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

43.0

Percent of population (age 6 months or older) who received seasonal flu vaccination, 2020-21

Low Tier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Medium, Low), 2021

32.9

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2021

11.6

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2021

16.0

Percent of children age 10-17 who have obesity, 2019-20

31.3

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2021

63.3

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

18.2

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2020

26.9

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

19.7

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

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