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State Profile

Wisconsin

Population (2019): 5.822 million

Wisconsin’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 a mixed picture, with the percentage of adults with obesity higher 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 three out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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Wisconsin at a glance

13.5

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

19.1

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

15.3

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2018

46

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

34.2

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2019

14.2

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

8.7

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2019

31

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2019

High Tier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Medium, Low), 2019

50.9

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

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