According to a ranking released by the United Health Foundation, Connecticut’s senior population is the 12th healthiest in the country. The ranking is based on 34 health measures, including smoking rates, poverty, clinical care and outcomes. Connecticut also had a high percentage of dental visits, a low percentage of seniors living in poverty and a low premature death rate. Connecticut’s weaknesses included having the seventh-highest percentage of hospital deaths in the country, the ninth-lowest use of hospice care and a high prevalence of chronic drinking. The state’s senior population is estimated to grow nearly 38 percent between 2015 and 2030.
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