Your State's Pre-Coronavirus Health
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How Unhealthy Was Your State When the Coronavirus Hit?

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Your State's Pre-Coronavirus Health
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Profiles in Health

Each state has been affected differently by the coronavirus pandemic, and for countless reasons. But to help paint a fuller picture of the situation when COVID-19 erupted, we dug into data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detailing the overall health profile of each state's population. In particular, we looked at some of the key factors the CDC suggests put individuals at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus: chronic lung disease; diabetes; serious heart conditions; kidney disease; liver disease; and severe obesity. Here's a snapshot of how healthy each state was preceding the pandemic, based on 2018 data from the CDC for each of these key health issues.

Note: Figures are for the number of deaths per 100,000 people for each health condition, except in the case of obesity, which is presented as a percentage of state population.

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Mobile, Alabama
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Alabama

Chronic lung disease: 3,596
Diabetes: 1,176
Serious heart conditions: 13,473
Kidney disease: 1,037
Liver disease: 762
Severe obesity: 36.2%

Juneau, Alaska
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Alaska

Chronic lung disease: 222
Diabetes: 122
Serious heart conditions: 815
Kidney disease: 46
Liver disease: 121
Severe obesity: 29.5%

Glendale Arizona
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Arizona

Chronic lung disease: 3,832
Diabetes: 2,046
Serious heart conditions: 12,455
Kidney disease: 681
Liver disease: 1,162
Severe obesity: 29.5%

Little Rock, Arkansas
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Arkansas

Chronic lung disease: 2,385
Diabetes: 1,194
Serious heart conditions: 8,171
Kidney disease: 689
Liver disease: 455
Severe obesity: 37.1%

San Francisco
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California

Chronic lung disease: 13,634
Diabetes: 9,506
Serious heart conditions: 62,547
Kidney disease: 3,917
Liver disease: 5,390
Severe obesity: 25.8%

Boulder Colorado
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Colorado

Chronic lung disease: 2,636
Diabetes: 974
Serious heart conditions: 7,370
Kidney disease: 469
Liver disease: 832
Severe obesity: 23%

Hartford, Connecticut
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Connecticut

Chronic lung disease: 1,427
Diabetes: 708
Serious heart conditions: 7,205
Kidney disease: 612
Liver disease: 350
Severe obesity: 27.4%

Wilmington, Delaware
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Delaware

Chronic lung disease: 532
Diabetes: 238
Serious heart conditions: 2,030
Kidney disease: 209
Liver disease: 109
Severe obesity: 33.5%

Miami, Florida
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Florida

Chronic lung disease: 12,362
Diabetes: 6,204
Serious heart conditions: 47,027
Kidney disease: 3,133
Liver disease: 3,345
Severe obesity: 30.7%

Atlanta, Georgia
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Georgia

Chronic lung disease: 4,988
Diabetes: 2,471
Serious heart conditions: 18,986
Kidney disease: 2,006
Liver disease: 1,171
Severe obesity: 32.5%

Honolulu
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Hawaii

Chronic lung disease: 392
Diabetes: 316
Serious heart conditions: 2,570
Kidney disease: 183
Liver disease: 120
Severe obesity: 24.9%

Boise, Idaho
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Idaho

Chronic lung disease: 900
Diabetes: 408
Serious heart conditions: 3,122
Kidney disease: 150
Liver disease: 249
Severe obesity: 28.4%

Chicago, Illinois
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Illinois

Chronic lung disease: 5,639
Diabetes: 2,878
Serious heart conditions: 25,755
Kidney disease: 2,644
Liver disease: 1,421
Severe obesity: 31.8%

Indianapolis
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Indiana

Chronic lung disease: 4,618
Diabetes: 2,093
Serious heart conditions: 14,532
Kidney disease: 1,412
Liver disease: 981
Severe obesity: 34.1%

Des Moines, Iowa
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Iowa

Chronic lung disease: 1,862
Diabetes: 898
Serious heart conditions: 7,185
Kidney disease: 388
Liver disease: 331
Severe obesity: 35.3%

Wichita, Kansas
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Kansas

Chronic lung disease: 1,837
Diabetes: 803
Serious heart conditions: 5,823
Kidney disease: 553
Liver disease: 360
Severe obesity: 34.4%

Lexington, Kentucky
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Kentucky

Chronic lung disease: 3,421
Diabetes: 1,506
Serious heart conditions: 10,697
Kidney disease: 1,007
Liver disease: 717
Severe obesity: 36.6%

New Orleans
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Louisiana

Chronic lung disease: 2,341
Diabetes: 1,457
Serious heart conditions: 11,340
Kidney disease: 1,127
Liver disease: 515
Severe obesity: 36.8%

Bangor, Maine
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Maine

Chronic lung disease: 938
Diabetes: 478
Serious heart conditions: 2,965
Kidney disease: 258
Liver disease: 198
Severe obesity: 30.4%

Baltimore
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Maryland

Chronic lung disease: 2,234
Diabetes: 1,419
Serious heart conditions: 11,683
Kidney disease: 844
Liver disease: 489
Severe obesity: 30.9%

Boston, Massachusetts
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Massachusetts

Chronic lung disease: 2,760
Diabetes: 1,391
Serious heart conditions: 12,036
Kidney disease: 1,175
Liver disease: 791
Severe obesity: 25.7%

detroit, Michigan
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Michigan

Chronic lung disease: 5,781
Diabetes: 2,824
Serious heart conditions: 25,354
Kidney disease: 1,945
Liver disease: 1,310
Severe obesity: 33%

Minneapolis
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Minnesota

Chronic lung disease: 2,355
Diabetes: 1,308
Serious heart conditions: 8,408
Kidney disease: 598
Liver disease: 668
Severe obesity: 30.1%

Jackson, Mississippi
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Mississippi

Chronic lung disease: 2,134
Diabetes: 1,074
Serious heart conditions: 7,758
Kidney disease: 786
Liver disease: 432
Severe obesity: 39.5%

Kansas City, Missouri
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Missouri

Chronic lung disease: 3,978
Diabetes: 1,606
Serious heart conditions: 14,893
Kidney disease: 1,503
Liver disease: 718
Severe obesity: 35%

Billings, Montana
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Montana

Chronic lung disease: 690
Diabetes: 267
Serious heart conditions: 2,347
Kidney disease: 151
Liver disease: 153
Severe obesity: 26.9%

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Nebraska

Chronic lung disease: 1,142
Diabetes: 596
Serious heart conditions: 3,539
Kidney disease: 230
Liver disease: 231
Severe obesity: 34.1%

Reno
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Nevada

Chronic lung disease: 1,652
Diabetes: 674
Serious heart conditions: 6,393
Kidney disease: 292
Liver disease: 493
Severe obesity: 29.5%

Manchester, New Hampshire
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New Hampshire

Chronic lung disease: 756
Diabetes: 319
Serious heart conditions: 2,786
Kidney disease: 191
Liver disease: 213
Severe obesity: 29.6%

Newark, New Jersey
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New Jersey

Chronic lung disease: 3,210
Diabetes: 1,880
Serious heart conditions: 19,047
Kidney disease: 1,672
Liver disease: 893
Severe obesity: 25.7%

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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New Mexico

Chronic lung disease: 1,160
Diabetes: 685
Serious heart conditions: 3,935
Kidney disease: 330
Liver disease: 591
Severe obesity: 32.3%

New York City
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New York

Chronic lung disease: 7,270
Diabetes: 4,519
Serious heart conditions: 44,499
Kidney disease: 2,411
Liver disease: 1,650
Severe obesity: 27.6%

Charlotte, North Carolina
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North Carolina

Chronic lung disease: 5,360
Diabetes: 3,013
Serious heart conditions: 19,222
Kidney disease: 1,936
Liver disease: 1,300
Severe obesity: 33%

Fargo, North Dakota
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North Dakota

Chronic lung disease: 328
Diabetes: 214
Serious heart conditions: 1,361
Kidney disease: 117
Liver disease: 106
Severe obesity: 35.1%

Columbus, Ohio
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Ohio

Chronic lung disease: 7,518
Diabetes: 3,845
Serious heart conditions: 29,220
Kidney disease: 2,202
Liver disease: 1,521
Severe obesity: 34%

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma

Chronic lung disease: 3,013
Diabetes: 1,340
Serious heart conditions: 10,634
Kidney disease: 453
Liver disease: 686
Severe obesity: 34.8%

Oregon
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Oregon

Chronic lung disease: 1,919
Diabetes: 1,224
Serious heart conditions: 6,820
Kidney disease: 395
Liver disease: 699
Severe obesity: 29.9%

Pittsburgh, PA
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Pennsylvania

Chronic lung disease: 6,432
Diabetes: 3,603
Serious heart conditions: 32,768
Kidney disease: 2,921
Liver disease: 1,366
Severe obesity: 30.9%

Rhode Island
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Rhode Island

Chronic lung disease: 466
Diabetes: 249
Serious heart conditions: 2,411
Kidney disease: 143
Liver disease: 167
Severe obesity: 27.7%

Charleston, South Carolina
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South Carolina

Chronic lung disease: 2,990
Diabetes: 1,580
Serious heart conditions: 10,464
Kidney disease: 985
Liver disease: 791
Severe obesity: 34.3%

Rapid City, South Dakota
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South Dakota

Chronic lung disease: 498
Diabetes: 252
Serious heart conditions: 1,796
Kidney disease: 71
Liver disease: 186
Severe obesity: 30.1%

Knoxville, Tennessee
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Tennessee

Chronic lung disease: 4,662
Diabetes: 2,023
Serious heart conditions: 16,417
Kidney disease: 1,143
Liver disease: 1,098
Severe obesity: 34.4%

Austin, Texas
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Texas

Chronic lung disease: 10,776
Diabetes: 5,991
Serious heart conditions: 46,763
Kidney disease: 4,529
Liver disease: 4,154
Severe obesity: 34.8%

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Utah

Chronic lung disease: 880
Diabetes: 629
Serious heart conditions: 3,749
Kidney disease: 335
Liver disease: 287
Severe obesity: 27.8%

Montpelier, Vermont
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Vermont

Chronic lung disease: 353
Diabetes: 156
Serious heart conditions: 1,338
Kidney disease: 20
Liver disease: 60
Severe obesity: 27.5%

Roanoke Virginia
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Virginia

Chronic lung disease: 3,465
Diabetes: 2,286
Serious heart conditions: 14,600
Kidney disease: 1,566
Liver disease: 944
Severe obesity: 30.4%

Seattle, Washington
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Washington

Chronic lung disease: 2,998
Diabetes: 1,779
Serious heart conditions: 11,655
Kidney disease: 409
Liver disease: 990
Severe obesity: 28.7%

Charleston, West Virginia
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West Virginia

Chronic lung disease: 1,723
Diabetes: 927
Serious heart conditions: 5,007
Kidney disease: 493
Liver disease: 350
Severe obesity: 39.5%

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin

Chronic lung disease: 2,866
Diabetes: 1,508
Serious heart conditions: 12,061
Kidney disease: 914
Liver disease: 731
Severe obesity: 32%

Casper, Wyoming
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Wyoming

Chronic lung disease: 411
Diabetes: 145
Serious heart conditions: 1,054
Kidney disease: 56
Liver disease: 122
Severe obesity: 29%