Easton, Connecticut — Behavioral Patterns

Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use

Percentage of the total adult population in Fairfield County, Connecticut that reported themselves either as a smoker, as a "heavy" drinker or someone who has recently used illicit drugs. Sources: CDC Community Health Status Indicators Report (drug use) and RWJ County Health Rankings (alcohol and tobacco use).

Percentage of the Population
Compared to State and National
Substance Connecticut United States
Alcohol 18.4% +1.6% 14.6% +5.4%
Tobacco 16.0% -4% 20.5% -8.5%
Drugs 6.5% -0.3% 5.6% +0.6%

Teen Pregnancy

Teen birth rate (per 1,000 females ages 15-19) in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Source: County Health Rankings (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Teen Birth Rate
Compared to State and National
Group Connecticut United States
Females 15-19 19.1 -0.1 45.8 -26.8

Physical Inactivity

A person is considered physically inactive if during the past month, other than a regular job, he or she did not participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise. Source: National Diabetes Surveillance System (CDC)

Physically Inactive
Compared to State and National
Connecticut United States
Physically Inactive 21.6% -2.4% 28.0% -8.8%

Preventive Care

Percentage of relevant populations who avail themselves of age- and sex-appropriate preventive care measures. Source: CDC: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Compared to State and National
Procedure Connecticut United States
Pap Smear 84.9% +1.3% 82.0% +4.2%
Mammogram 84.2% -0.9% 80.0% +3.3%
Colonoscopy 54.2% +1% 43.1% +12.1%
Pneumonia Vaccine 67.9% -7.8% 65.5% -5.4%
Flu Vaccine 71.8% -1% 69.4% +1.4%