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State Profile

Virginia

Population (2019): 8.535 million

Virginia’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, as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank in the middle of the pack. Finally, the state achieved a score of eight out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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Virginia at a glance

7.8

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

19.1

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

12.8

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2019

38.5

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

31.9

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

13.2

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

10.9

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

33.6

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

High Tier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Medium, Low), 2020

58.8

Percent of population (age 6 months or older) who received seasonal flu vaccination, 2018-19

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