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State Profile

Washington

Population (2019): 7.614 million

Washington’s public health outcomes stack up unevenly against those of the United States, but it has taken several steps that strengthened 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 a bright spot, 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 seven out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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Washington at a glance

14.3

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

17.7

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

15.9

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2019

46.2

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

28.3

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

11

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

9.4

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

30.3

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

High Tier

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

56.3

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

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