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Risk of death in Connecticut linked to where you live

Published Wednesday March 15

…compiled by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington,…

Ct. has seen significant reductions in deaths from breast and colon cancer in the last 3 decades, but the state exceeds the national mortality rate for uterine cancer and 3 other cancers, as well as for mental health and substance use disorders.

Tolland County, meanwhile, had the lowest death rates for 5 cancers, including breast cancer, while Fairfield County was lowest for four.

She commented DPH is working closely with the CT Cancer Partnership to identify and address disparities “from diagnosis to end-of-life care.”

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