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State Summary: Connecticut, 2018 Senior Report
Connecticut
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Connecticut, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High SNAP enrollment
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • Low early death rate
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High percentage of hospital readmissions
  • Low home-delivered meals rate
Highlights
  • In the past year, flu vaccination coverage decreased 10% from 65.6% to 59.2% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, poverty decreased 17% from 7.8% to 6.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, SNAP reach increased 44% from 82.7 to 118.7 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past four years, suicide increased 38% from 8.9 to 12.3 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, physical inactivity decreased 15% from 31.4% to 26.8% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • In the past five years, high health status increased 12% from 41.4% to 46.4% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: ct.gov/dph
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