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This page provides you with a complete overview of the public health field in the state of District of Columbia. Here you will find statistics on salaries, careers, best cities to work, public health department information, and District of Columbia public health issues and statistics.

Government of the District of Columbia Department of Health

899 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-442-5955 / 202-442-9168
Website: http://doh.dc.gov/

District of Columbia Public Health Highlights

  • 2013 Census Population: 632,323
  • 2013 People in Poverty: 18.7%
  • 2013 People Uninsured: 8.4%
  • 2013 People Kids Uninsured: 4.3%

District of Columbia Public Health Worker Shortage Areas

  • Nursing Shortage Estimate 2013: -3,000
  • Primary Care Shortage 2013: 14
  • Mental Health Worker Shortage 2013: 8
  • Dentist Shortage 2013: 10

More Public Health Facts About District of Columbia

  • AIDS cases as of 2013: 20,917
  • Tobacco Use 2013: 20.8%
  • TB Cases 2013: 56
  • % of Low Birthweight Babies: 10.5%
  • % of Obese Adults 2013: 26.9% (+/- 1.7)
  • % of Diabetic Adults 2013: 9.6% (+/- 1.0)
  • % Physically Inactive 2013: 23.5% (+/- 1.6)
  • % with Hypertension 2013: 29.9%

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Additional Public Health Facts for District of Columbia

F AS IN FAT INDICATORS
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 26.9% (+/- 1.7)
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 9.6% (+/- 1.0)
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 23.5% (+/- 1.6)
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 29.9%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) 12.2%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 21.4%
POPULATION FACTS
2012 Census Population Estimates 632,323
% Poverty (2011) 18.7%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 8.4%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 4.3%
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