CT ranks third among states in health this year, up from sixth from last year

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This year’s America’s Health Rankings finds that overall Connecticut residents are healthier than all but two other states. We benefit from low smoking and infectious disease rates and high rates of childhood immunization. However we need to work on air pollution, excessive drinking, rising obesity rates, and our disparities based on educational level are embarrassing. Drug overdose deaths rose 44% in the past three years; physical inactivity is up as well. Lots to be proud of, but lots of room for improvement as well.