Connecticut Health


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Connecticut is home to many excellent healthcare providers and facilities. While the population of Connecticut is relatively small, the state has some of the best hospitals and medical centers in the country. In addition to larger hospital systems such as Hartford HealthCare, Yale New Haven Health, and St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, there are also numerous smaller healthcare providers that serve local communities throughout Connecticut. Many of these facilities offer a range of services including primary care, specialty care, urgent care, mental health services, and preventive health services that help to keep people healthy in both rural and urban areas. As a result, people living in Connecticut can be sure they have access to quality medical care at any time.

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 270 physicians per 100,000 population in Connecticut. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Connecticut area is 105.5 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

105.5 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Connecticut area is 54 (100=best). The US average is 55.

54 / 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 Connecticut area is 83 (100=best). The US average is 87.

83 / 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 Connecticut commutes 26.1 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 Connecticut area is 64 (100=best). The US average is 58.

64 / 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.

Air Quality Health Risk
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Lived in New Haven on the Connecticut coast (Long Island Sound) for 5 years in College. Summers are hot and often humid, but I like the beach and warm weather so I loved  More

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Connecticut offers a good diversity of cultures, religion,heritage and employment opportunities. We have a variety of geography ranging from the shorelines of Long  More

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