December 9, 2010

Conn. In Top Health Ranks

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Connecticut is a population of non-smokers, who keep fit, making us the nation’s fourth healthiest state – a survey by the United Health Foundation reports.

But the report, American’s Health Rankings, warns that the state needs to improve its “high prevalence of binge drinking and high incidence of infectious disease.’’

The state’s ranking were based a low percentage of children in poverty at 10 percent of those under age 18; a rate of 11 percent uninsured; and a 94.1 percent rate of child immunizations.  The report noted that the rate of uninsured had increased slightly from last year.

Vermont was ranked first, followed by Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Connecticut ranked seventh last year.  The United Health Foundation and the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention produced the report.
To view the full report go to: http://www.americashealthrankings.org/

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