Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking5+3
Access and Affordability6-1
Prevention and Treatment9+13
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost270
Healthy Lives1+3
Medicaid ExpansionYes


Total Population3,537,144320,842,721
Median Household Income$80,895$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)22%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic67%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic10%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic7%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy16%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Children without a medical and dental preventive care visit
  • Adults without a dental visit
  • Adults without all recommended cancer screenings

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Drug poisoning deaths
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Most Improved Indicators

  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Children who are overweight or obese
  • Adults without all recommended vaccines

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate ages 18-64
  • Drug poisoning deaths
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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Estimated Gains Connecticut Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the New England regionGains for Connecticut
100,683100,683more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
55,95827,979fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
00more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
4,8564,856more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
82,00148,969fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
14647fewer premature deaths (before age 75) would occur from causes that are potentially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate care

Estimated impact if this state’s performance improved to the rate of two benchmark levels — a national benchmark set at the level of the best-performing state and a regional benchmark set at the level of the top-performing state in region ( Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).