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Florida - 2011



  • Outcomes Rank 41
  • Determinants Rank 30
  • Overall Rank 34
  • Diabetes Rank 43
  • Smoking Rank 23
  • Obesity Rank 23
FL Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)


  • High immunization coverage
  • Low levels of air pollution
  • Low prevalence of binge drinking



  • High geographic disparity within the state
  • High rate of uninsured population
  • Low high school graduation rate



  • Almost 2 million people in Florida are affected by diabetes, an increase of 836,000 people in the last ten years.
  • Florida ranks higher for determinants than for outcomes, indicating that overall healthiness should improve over time.
  • In the past year, the rate of preventable hospitalizations increased from 62.5 to 64.3 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, the violent crime rate decreased from 613 to 542 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • Over 5 million adults in Florida are obese, 2.1 million more individuals than 10 years ago.
  • While smoking has decreased significantly in the past ten years, 3.2 million adults still smoke in Florida.



  • In Florida, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 38.8 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 24.1 percent and Hispanics at 28.7 percent. Diabetes also varies by race and ethnicity in the state; 13.4 percent of non-Hispanic blacks have diabetes compared to 9.3 percent of Hispanics and 9.5 percent for non-Hispanic whites.


State Health Department Web Site: www.doh.state.fl.us

Florida - 2011



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