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State Summary: Connecticut, 2020 Senior Health
Connecticut
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Connecticut, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of avoided care due to cost
  • Low early death rate
  • Low prevalence of falls
Challenges
  • High percentage of hospital readmissions
  • Low coverage of smokefree laws
  • High percentage of low-care nursing home residents
Highlights
  • Smoking decreased 29% since 2013 from 8.5% to 6.0% of adults ages 65+
  • Poverty increased 22% in the past two years from 6.5% to 7.9% of adults ages 65+
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 12% in the past year from 62.6% to 55.3% of adults ages 65+
  • High health status increased 9% in the past year from 46.2% to 50.4% of adults ages 65+
  • Early death decreased 7% since 2013 from 1,535 to 1,430 death per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
  • Drug deaths increased 38% in the past three years from 6.9 to 9.5 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
WEBSITE: ct.gov/dph
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