2021 Health Disparities Report

State Summaries: Connecticut

Multiple Chronic Conditions in female adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 9.0% to 10.7% 89% increase in Food Insecurity in households headed by an adult white adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 7.9% to 8.8% Trends Income Inequality Income inequality measures the ratio of median household income of the 20% richest to the 20% poorest. A high ratio indicates greater income inequality. Research demonstrates an association
2021 Senior Report

Key Findings: Social and Economic Factors

of frequent mental distress (r=0.64), early death (r=0.63), food insecurity (r=0.66) and preventable hospitalizations (r=0.63). However, the increase inBefore the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity among older adults dropped to the lowest point in Senior Report history, however, nearly 1 in. Risk of social isolation continues to play a role in understanding the health of seniors. Food insecurity Definition: Percentage of adults ages
2020 Annual Report

Key Findings: Social and Economic Factors

unable to provide adequate food for one or more household members due to lack of resources. Food insecurity, from 14.6% to 11.7% of households (Figure 2). During this time, food insecurity among householdsBefore the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity and unemployment decreased, while per capita income rose. Food Insecurity Definition: Percentage of households
2021 Senior Report

Executive Brief

indicators that affect the health of older adults. For example, in 2018, food insecurity among adults ages 60 and older was 2.9 times higher in Nevada (20.9%) than in Minnesota (7.3%). As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted food access and increased food insecurity for Americans of all ages, older adults in particular have experienced increased challenges related to food (70.6%) than among those with less than a high school education (56.9%), with the prevalence of flu vaccination growing with each increase in education level
2019 Senior Report

Findings: Successes

Increases in the availability and use of home-based and other support services may help seniors remain in their homes and communities. Food Insecurity Food insecurity is the percentage of adults aged 60 and older who faced the threat of hunger in may have reduced intake of vital nutrients, which could have negative implications for overall health. Studies indicate food insecurity is associated with increases in heart
2019 Health of Women and Children Report

Executive Highlights

drug problem, or death of a parent. Food insecurity, which is associated with health complications for women and children, has decreased since 2016. However, one in eight households still experience food insecurity. Food insecurity among women is associated with higher rates of obesity, anxiety/teenpregnancy/about/index.htm 8 Key facts about seasonal flu vaccine. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm 9 Food insecurity and health
2019 Health of Women and Children Report

Findings: State Rankings

smoke, uninsured women and household food insecurity are the measures with the most 15-44 at 21.3 deaths per 100,000, compared with 16.3 deaths per 100,000 nationally High cost of infant child care at 13.3 women ages 18-44 and cervical cancer screening have the most positive impact on Mississippi’s rank. Breastfed infants, household
2021 Health Disparities Report

Key Findings: Social and Economic Factors

had a five times higher rate of food insecurity than Asian/Pacific Islander (5.6%) households. Disparities in food insecurity Maine, where the rate was lowest. Food Insecurity Food insecurity is measured as the percentage of households were also significant by education. In 2015-2019, households headed by those with less than a high school education (24.8%) had nearly a six times higher rate of food insecurity than households
2021 Annual Report

Key Findings: Social and Economic Factors

has broad effects on health due to the mental and physical stress it places on the mind and body. Findings Nationally, the percentage of U.S. households unable to provide adequate food for one or more household members has dropped continuously since 2011-2013, reaching its lowest point in 2018-2020. Food insecurity significantly decreased in two states: 39% in New Hampshire (9.4% to 5.7%) and 29% in Oregon (12.9% to 9.2%) between 2015-2017 and 2018-2020. Disparities In 2018-2020, food insecurity

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