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In this year’s report, America’s Health Rankingsfinds CT residents are healthier than residents of all but three other states, up from 7th in the last two years. Our strengths include a very low smoking rate, low teen birth rate, and a high rate of dental visits. Our challenges are a very troubling high rate of avoidable hospitalizations, high rate of binge drinking, disparities based on educational attainment, and insufficient sleep.