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State Profile

New Hampshire

Population (2019): 1.359 million

New Hampshire’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 four out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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New Hampshire at a glance

57.6

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

31.5

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

9.2

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

12.3

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

29.9

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2020

61

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

17.5

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2019

33

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

12.2

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

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