Connecticut

Connecticut

Overall Rank: 4

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CT All Outcomes (1990-2014) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low occupational fatalities rate
  • High immunization coverage among children

Challenges

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights

  • In the past 2 years, physical inactivity decreased by 11 percent from 25.5 percent to 22.8 percent of adults.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty increased by 66 percent from 9.2 percent to 15.3 percent of children.
  • In the past year, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 5 percent from 59.8 to 56.7 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 2 years, diabetes decreased by 11 percent from 9.3 percent to 8.3 percent of adults.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths decreased by 12 percent from 200.1 to 177.0 deaths per 100,000 population.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 19 8.7 view View Actions
All Determinants 4 0.56 view View Actions
All Outcomes 7 0.178 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 37 18.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 9 177 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 11 216.5 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 14 15.3 view View Actions
Chlamydia 12 364.9 view View Actions
Dentists 6 79.1 view View Actions
Diabetes 8 8.3 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 36 30.7 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 12 11 view View Actions
High School Graduation 12 86 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 6 73.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 5 78.2 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 11 5.1 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 6 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 8 9.3 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 21 7.9 view View Actions
Obesity 8 24.9 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 3 2.8 view View Actions
Overall 4 0.738 view View Actions
Pertussis 12 5.1 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 19 22.8 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 18 3.5 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 8 3.4 view View Actions
Premature Death 5 5603 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 26 56.7 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 6 166.7 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 26 71.06 view View Actions
Salmonella 18 12.4 view View Actions
Smoking 4 15.5 view View Actions
Violent Crime 19 283 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 2 83.1 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 2 76.1 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 37 19.5 view View Actions
Fruits 6 1.5 view View Actions
Heart Attack 9 3.8 view View Actions
Heart Disease 21 4 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 23 31.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 22 37.8 view View Actions
High Health Status 5 58.4 view View Actions
Income Disparity 49 0.499 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 25 34.9 view View Actions
Median Household Income 67781 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 12.3 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 1 60658 view View Actions
Physical Activity 20 75.1 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 7 9.7 view View Actions
Stroke 7 2.3 view View Actions
Suicide 6 10 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 3 15.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 35 13.9 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 39 7.8 view View Actions
Vegetables 20 1.93 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 13.5 view View Actions

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