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

Texas Department of State Health Services

1100 West49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
512-776-7111 / 888-963-7111
Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/

Texas Public Health Highlights

  • 2013 Census Population: 26,059,203
  • 2013 People in Poverty: 18.5%
  • 2013 People Uninsured: 23.8%
  • 2013 People Kids Uninsured: 15.4%

Texas Public Health Worker Shortage Areas

  • Nursing Shortage Estimate 2013: -41,900
  • Primary Care Shortage 2013: 355
  • Mental Health Worker Shortage 2013: 327
  • Dentist Shortage 2013: 229

More Public Health Facts About Texas

  • AIDS cases as of 2013: 82,258
  • Tobacco Use 2013: 19.2%
  • TB Cases 2013: 1,325
  • % of Low Birthweight Babies: 8.5%
  • % of Obese Adults 2013: 29.2% (+/- 1.4)
  • % of Diabetic Adults 2013: 10.6% (+/- 0.8)
  • % Physically Inactive 2013: 27.2% (+/- 1.3)
  • % with Hypertension 2013: 31.3%

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Additional Public Health Facts for Texas

F AS IN FAT INDICATORS
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 29.2% (+/- 1.4)
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 10.6% (+/- 0.8)
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 27.2% (+/- 1.3)
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 31.3%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) 15.6%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 19.1%
POPULATION FACTS
2012 Census Population Estimates 26,059,203
% Poverty (2011) 18.5%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 23.8%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 15.4%
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