New Haven-Milford Metro Area, CT Health


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New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area is an area which takes into consideration the overall health of its citizens. There are many local hospitals and medical facilities available to treat any type of illness or injury. These facilities offer a wide range of services, including preventative care, acute care, rehabilitation, and other services. These services help ensure that local residents have access to quality healthcare in their own communities. In addition to the hospitals and medical facilities, there are also health programs available such as nutrition classes and exercise classes which promote healthy lifestyles. All of these resources help make New Haven-Milford a healthier community for its residents.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 318 physicians per 100,000 population in New Haven-Milford Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the New Haven-Milford Metro Area area is 107.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

107.0 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the New Haven-Milford Metro Area area is 44 (100=best). The US average is 55.

44 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the New Haven-Milford Metro Area area is 76 (100=best). The US average is 87.

76 / 100

The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in New Haven-Milford Metro Area commutes 24.9 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the New Haven-Milford Metro Area area is 61 (100=best). The US average is 58.

61 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

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