- STATE OVERVIEW
Connecticut is 4th this year
It was 4th in 2010
- 7 Outcomes Rank
- 2 Determinants Rank
- 4 Overall Rank
- 11 Diabetes Rank
- 3 Smoking Rank
- 2 Obesity Rank
- Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
- Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)
- High immunization coverage
- Low percentage of children in poverty
- Low prevalence of smoking
- Lower prevalence of obesity than most other states
- Moderate levels of air pollution
- High prevalence of binge drinking
- In the past five years, geographic disparity within the state decreased from 8.5 percent to 5.4 percent.
- In the past five years, the infant mortality rate increased from 5.5 to 6.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.
- In the past year, diabetes increased from 6.6 percent to 7.3 percent of adults. There are 260,000 adults in Connecticut who have diabetes.
- In the past year, smoking decreased from 15.4 percent to 13.2 percent of adults. There are 470,000 adults in Connecticut who still smoke.
- While Connecticut has one of the lowest obesity rates in the U.S., 811,000 adults in Connecticut are obese, an increase of more than 210,000 individuals in the past 10 years.
- Compared to other health measures, the rate of preventable hospitalizations remains high in Connecticut at 63.1 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
- In Connecticut, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 39.5 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 20.8 percent. Diabetes also varies by race and ethnicity in the state; 11.5 percent of non-Hispanic blacks have diabetes compared to 6.7 percent of non-Hispanic whites.
State Health Department Web Site: www.dph.state.ct.us
|Physical Activity||12||79.3||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Teen Birth Rate||4||22.9||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Cholesterol Check||4||82.7||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Dental Visit, Annual||2||81.6||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Diet, Fruit & Vegetables||2||28.3||VIEW ACTIONS|
|High Blood Pressure||13||27.1||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Heart Attack||4||3.1||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Cardiac Heart Disease||7||3.6||VIEW ACTIONS|
|High Cholesterol||21||37.2||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Low Birthweight||21||8||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Preterm Birth||6||9.8||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Personal Income, Per Capita||1||54877||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Unemployment Rate, August||31||9||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Unemployment Rate, Annual||28||9.1||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Underemployment Rate||28||15.7||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Income Disparity||49||0.486||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Median Household Income||2||68080||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Health Status||4||11||VIEW ACTIONS|
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