Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking50
Access and Affordability6-2
Prevention and Treatment10+7
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost31-3
Healthy Lives3+1
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)Yes


Total Population3,524,251322,324,172
Median Household Income$84,594$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)24%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic66%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic10%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic7%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity17%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • Adults without a dental visit
  • Colorectal cancer deaths

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Medicare spending per beneficiary
  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate age 65 and older
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Most Improved Indicators

  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults without all recommended vaccines
  • 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
101,627101,627more adults and children would be insured
55,79527,898fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
16,59916,599more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
00more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
111,63976,042fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
214119fewer 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).