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State Summary: Connecticut, 2019 Annual Report
Connecticut
2019 Annual Report
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State Findings: Connecticut, 2019, 2019 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • High rate of primary care physicians
  • Low cardiovascular death rate
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High drug death rate
  • Large difference in health status by high school education
Highlights
  • Since 2013, high school graduation increased 6% from 83.0% to 87.9% of students
  • Since 1993, low birthweight increased 23% from 6.6% to 8.1% of live births
  • In the past three years, air pollution decreased 18% from 8.8 to 7.2 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
  • In the past five years, drug deaths increased 140% from 11.0 to 26.4 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past 10 years, children in poverty increased 13% from 12.5% to 14.1% of children
  • In the past year, chlamydia increased 28% from 387.4 to 494.7 cases per 100,000 population
WEBSITE: ct.gov/dph
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