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State Profile

Ohio

Population (2019): 11.689 million

Ohio’s public health outcomes generally lag 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 an area of concern, with the percentage of adults with obesity higher than the U.S. median, as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank high. 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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Ohio at a glance

50.4

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), 2019

34.5

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

12

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

17.1

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

34.8

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

60.3

Deaths related to alcohol, drugs, or suicide (per 100,000), 2018

15.7

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2018

35.5

Drug-related deaths (per 100,000), 2018

10.4

Alcohol-related deaths (per 100,000), 2018

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