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State Summary: Connecticut, 2015 Annual Report
Connecticut
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Connecticut, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • High immunization among adolescents for Tdap
  • Low incidence of infectious disease
  • Low premature death rate
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low per capita public health funding
  • Large disparity in health status by education level
Highlights
  • In the past year, drug deaths increased 19% from 11.0 to 13.1 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, children in poverty decreased 20% from 15.3% to 12.3% of children.
  • In the past 2 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 16% from 59.8 to 50.1 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 20 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased 34% from 330.2 to 217.5 per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths decreased 13% from 200.1 to 174.6 per 100,000 population.
WEBSITE: ct.gov/dph
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*Negative value denotes below US average; positive value denotes above US average. **Difference in the percentage of adults aged 25 and older with vs. without a high school education who report their health is very good or excellent.



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