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Connecticut - 2013

Overall
Ranking

7

  • Outcomes Rank 15
  • Determinants Rank 4
  • Overall Rank 7
  • Diabetes Rank 16
  • Smoking Rank 4
  • Obesity Rank 12
CT 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)

Strengths:

  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low incidence of infectious diseases
  • High immunization coverage among children & adolescents

 

Challenges:

  • Moderate prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low high school graduation rate
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

 

Highlights:

  • While Connecticut has one of the lowest smoking rates in the nation, almost 450,000 adults still smoke.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased from 25.5 percent of adults to 22.1 percent; there are almost 620,000 inactive adults in the state.
  • In the past 2 years, the uninsured population decreased from 11.1 percent to 8.3 percent of the population.
  • The high school graduation rate is 75.1 percent of incoming ninth graders who graduate in 4 years, down from more than 80 percent between 2006 and 2011.
  • After 5 consecutive years of being above 8 percent, the percent of low birthweight infants decreased to 7.7 percent of infants.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 39 percent from 305.8 to 219.8 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In Connecticut, 60.3 percent of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a high school education report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 26.9 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 33.4 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.dph.state.ct.us

Connecticut - 2013

Overall
Ranking

7

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