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State Profile

North Dakota

Population (2023): 783,926 thousand

North Dakota’s public health outcomes and emergency preparedness betters some states but falls behind others. The state placed in the low performance tier for public health emergency preparedness in TFAH’s 2024 Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report. Deaths within the state due to drug misuse, alcohol, or suicide trail the country as a whole. Based on 2022 data, the percentage of adults with obesity rank higher than the U.S. median. In addition, the rates of diabetes rank lower than the U.S. median, and hypertension rates rank similarly to the U.S. median.

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North Dakota at a glance


Percent of population (age 6 months or older) who received seasonal flu vaccination, 2022-23

Low Tier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Middle, Low), 2023


Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2022


Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2022


Percent of children age 10-17 who have obesity, 2020-21


Percent of adults who have obesity, 2022


Deaths related to alcohol, drugs, or suicide (per 100,000), 2021


Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2021


Drug-related deaths (per 100,000), 2021


Alcohol-related deaths (per 100,000), 2021

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