Premature Death Due to Cardiovascular Disease
in Connecticut - Overall

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    Tracking statewide Years of Potential Lives Lost (YPLL) due to cardiovascular disease is a population health measure required by the SIM Test grant.  The plan for improving population health utilizes and builds upon the DPH’s recent State Health Assessment, State Health Improvement Plan (Healthy Connecticut 2020) and the state Chronic Disease Prevention Plan.


    Premature Death Due to Cardiovascular Disease Definition:  Cardiovascular disease is any health problem that includes the heart or blood vessels.  It is the leading cause of death in the US.  This measure estimates the number of Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) for persons dying before age 75 due to premature death related to cardiovascular disease.



    • Prior to the CT SIM implementation (2013-2015), the rate of YPLL per 100,000 was on a downward trend. In 2013, the YPLL was 830.2 and it decreased to 733.1 by 2015.
    • In 2016, the first CT SIM implementation year, the rate increased slightly to 733.9 YPLL.  The actual result and the confidence interval are above the target of 684.6.
    • The targets presented in the graph show that the goal is to continue to decrease to 614.7 YPLL by the end of the CT SIM implementation in 2018 and further decrease after CT SIM to 547.3 YPLL by 2020. .



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