Here are some examples of how Connecticut compares to the country as a whole.
- In 2010, 10.5% of Connecticut residents reported being in fair or poor health, lower than the national average of 14.1%.
- In 2010 and 2011, the percentage of Connecticut residents age 12 and older reporting substance abuse in the previous year was slightly higher than the national average (9.0% vs. 8.4%).
- The 2009 life expectancy at birth in Connecticut was 80.8 years, compared to a national average of 78.9 years.
- In 2010, 84.1% of Connecticut women over age 50 reported having a mammogram in the previous two years, compared to a national average of 78.1%.