Connecticut

Connecticut

Overall Rank: 7

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

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.

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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 20 9 view View Actions
All Determinants 4 0.504 view View Actions
All Outcomes 15 0.145 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 32 17.5 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 10 179 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 9 219.8 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 3 12.3 view View Actions
Chlamydia 20 381.9 view View Actions
Dentists 6 79.1 view View Actions
Diabetes 16 9.1 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 43 33.4 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 15 10.5 view View Actions
High School Graduation 40 75.1 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 4 73.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 4 77.1 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 15 5.39 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 4 -0.595 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 4 8.3 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 21 7.7 view View Actions
Obesity 12 25.6 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 15 3.7 view View Actions
Overall 7 0.649 view View Actions
Pertussis 8 1.9 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 21 22.1 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 16 3.6 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 16 3.7 view View Actions
Premature Death 3 5732 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 22 59.8 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 6 162.3 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 27 69.73 view View Actions
Salmonella 18 13.2 view View Actions
Smoking 4 16 view View Actions
Violent Crime 19 283 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 5 80.9 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 2 76.1 view View Actions
Fruits 6 1.1 view View Actions
Health Status 6 57.2 view View Actions
Heart Attack 8 3.74 view View Actions
Heart Disease 10 3.9 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 16 29.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 13 36.2 view View Actions
Income Disparity 49 0.4915 view View Actions
Low Health Status 11 14.19 view View Actions
Median Household Income 5 64247 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 12.5 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 1 58908 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 9 10.1 view View Actions
Stroke 4 2.20 view View Actions
Suicide 6 9.7 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 3 16.4 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 34 14.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 37 8.4 view View Actions
Vegetables 13 0.81 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 15.9 view View Actions