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Connecticut - 2012

Overall
Ranking

7

  • Outcomes Rank 16
  • Determinants Rank 6
  • Overall Rank 7
  • Diabetes Rank 19
  • Smoking Rank 5
  • Obesity Rank 7
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:

  • High immunization coverage
  • Low incidence of infectious disease
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low rate of uninsured population

 

Challenges:

  • Moderate high school graduation rate
  • Moderate levels of air pollution

 

Highlights:

  • In the past five years, high school graduation rates declined from 80.7 percent to 75.4 percent of incoming ninth graders who graduate in four years.
  • In the past five years, public health funding increased from $57 to $71 per person.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 67.3 to 60.4 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees..
  • In the past ten years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 8.9 percent to 14.3 percent of children under the age of 18.
  • In the past year, the infant mortality rate decreased from 6.3 to 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • While Connecticut has one of the lowest smoking rates in the U.S., 475,000 adults smoke.

 

Disparities:

  • In Connecticut, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 41.4 percent than Hispanics at 28.6 percent and non-Hispanic whites at 21.0 percent; and sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among Hispanics at 27.5 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 19.9 percent.

 

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

Connecticut - 2012

Overall
Ranking

7

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