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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

10.1

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

27.5

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

13.5

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2020

49.8

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

34.2

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2021

14.9

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

11.7

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2021

34.5

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2021

High Tier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Medium, Low), 2021

56

Percent of population (age 6 months or older) who received seasonal flu vaccination, 2020-21

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