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State Profile

New York

Population (2019): 19,453 million

New York’s public health outcomes generally lead those of the United States, and 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 lower than the U.S. median, even as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank in the middle of the pack and low, respectively. Finally, the state achieved a score of seven out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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New York at a glance

52.9

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

29.6

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

10.5

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

14.4

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

27.1

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

33.5

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

8.3

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2019

19.2

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

7

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

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