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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

55.6

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

31.1

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2021

11.7

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2021

11.5

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

29.1

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2021

42.0

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

8.0

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2020

26.4

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

8.7

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

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