Stats of the State of Connecticut

Connecticut Birth Data 2017
Connecticut Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 36.6 33rd 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.8 9th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.5 29th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 8.8 48th 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 8.1 27th (tie) 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

CT Leading Causes of Death, 2017
CT Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 7,138 141.6 3rd 165.0
2.  Cancer 6,608 139.5 42nd 152.5
3.  Accidents 2,078 53.2 27th 49.4
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,471 30.4 46th 40.9
5.  Stroke 1,403 27.8 48th 37.6
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 1,077 20.4 46th 31.0
7. Diabetes 694 14.5 50th 21.5
8.  Influenza/Pneumonia 675 13.1 36th (tie) 14.3
9. Septicemia 619 12.6 15th 10.6
10.  Kidney Disease 554 11.2 30th 13.0

 

Connecticut Mortality Data
Connecticut Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 188 5.1 39,773 12.0
Homicide 109 3.2 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 1,072 30.9 70,237 21.7

 

Other Connecticut Data
Other Connecticut Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.5 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.6 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 2.9 2.9†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
**** State estimate is unavailable.
† Excludes data for California, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.

Sources:

2017 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 8pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2017 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Connecticut Birth Data 2016
Connecticut Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 36.9 49th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 35.4 42nd 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 9.4 40th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 9.4 48th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.8 30th (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

CT Leading Causes of Death, 2016
CT Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 7,051 144.3 39th 165.5
2.  Cancer 6,696 144.9 42nd 155.8
3.  Accidents 1,978 50.3 31st 47.4
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,425 30.5 46th (tied) 40.6
5.  Stroke 1,269 26.3 49th 37.3
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 1,035 20.3 46th 30.3
7. Diabetes 699 14.9 49th (tie) 21.0
8. Septicemia 588 12.5 17th 10.7
9. Influenza/Pneumonia 572 11.7 36th 13.5
10.  Kidney Disease 570 12.1 27th (tie) 13.1

 

Connecticut Mortality Data
Connecticut Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 172 4.6 38,658 11.8
Homicide 88 2.7 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 971 27.4 63,632 19.8

 

Other Connecticut Data
Other Connecticut Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.8 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 3.9 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.6 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.2 3.2†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016pdf icon; 2016 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 1pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2016 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Connecticut Birth Data 2015
Connecticut Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 37.5 30th (tie) 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.0 11th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.4 27th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 10.1 49th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.9 27th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

CT Leading Causes of Death, 2015
CT Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 7,205 147.8 40th 168.5
2.  Cancer 6,666 146.2 43rd 158.5
3.  Accidents 1,799 44.8 32nd 43.2
4.  Stroke 1,388 28.5 46th 37.6
5.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,369 29.7 48th 41.6
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 966 19.0 47th 29.4
7.  Influenza/Pneumonia 667 13.6 38th (tie) 15.2
8.  Diabetes 653 13.9 49th 21.3
9. Septicemia 646 13.7 12th 11.0
10.  Kidney Disease 584 12.1 30th 13.4

 

Connecticut Mortality Data
Connecticut Mortality Data State Deaths State Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 189 5.3 36,252 11.2
Homicide 124 3.6 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 800 22.1 52,404 16.3

 

Other Connecticut Data
Other Connecticut Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.6 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

4.9

3.9

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.3 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.1 3.1†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015pdf icon and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016pdf icon; 2015 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 66, No. 1pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2015 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon.  States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.  When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Connecticut Birth Data 2014
Connecticut Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 37.1 32nd (tie) 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.2 12th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.2 28th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 11.5 48th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 7.6 30th (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

CT Leading Causes of Death, 2014
CT Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 7,018 135.0 40th 167.0
2.  Cancer 6,621 171.9 43rd 161.2
3.  Accidents 1,642 52.5 35th 40.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,368 37.9 46th 40.5
5.  Stroke 1,266 40.7 48th (tie) 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 923 18.9 43rd 25.4
7.  Diabetes 685 20.1 48th 20.9
8.  Influenza/Pneumonia 644 14.1 40th 15.1
9.  Kidney Disease 605 10.1 26th 10.7
10. Septicemia 578 23.2 15th 13.2

 

Connecticut Mortality Data
Connecticut Mortality Data State Deaths State Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 187 5.0 33,594 10.3
Homicide 100 2.9 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 623 17.6 47,055 14.7

 

Other Connecticut Data
Other Connecticut Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.9 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 7.0 11.5
Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.4 6.9†
Divorce Ratepdf icon 2.6 3.2††

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2014pdf icon; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2014 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon.  States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.  When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

 

Page last reviewed: April 13, 2018