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State Summary: Connecticut, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Connecticut
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Connecticut, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low teen birth rate
  • Low child mortality rate
  • High percentage of publicly-funded women's health services needs met
Challenges
  • High percentage of low-risk cesarean deliveries
  • High prevalence of substance dependence or abuse among adolescents
  • High drug death rate among women
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, drug deaths increased 39% from 11.6 to 16.1 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
  • Since the 2016 edition, diabetes among women ages 18-44 increased 29% from 2.1% to 2.7%
  • Since the 2016 edition, neonatal mortality increased 15% from 3.3 to 3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 18% from 22.1% to 26.1%
  • Since the 2016 edition, child mortality decreased 15% from 15.0 to 12.8 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-18
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use among youth ages 12-17 decreased 21% from 6.8% to 5.4%
WEBSITE: ct.gov/dph
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