While death is not a fun conversation, we're all better off knowing more about our health.

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While these numbers are generally frightening, there is a silver lining in Connecticut. According to the date, our state was generally near the middle and bottom of these mortality numbers from a national perspective.

In Focus: Connecticut's 10 Leading Causes of Death Revealed

Below you will find Connecticut's leading causes of death. These are the most recently available (2021) statistics from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). 

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I know I've had a blessed life, I just don't want to go. I think one of the dumbest questions people ask one another is "what is your biggest fear?" I think for most people the answer is death so really I'm afraid of any and everything that could lead there.

Top ways I'd love to go out

1. In my sleep at 110 years of age.
2. Dying on-air at 110 years of age (ratings bonanza).
3. Fighting a bear like Tristan in "Legends of the Fall" at 110 years of age

Below you will find helpful information from the CDC on how they arrived at these numbers.

Death rates are age-adjusted.

Data are provisional and subject to change. Quarterly estimates reflect geographic changes in the pandemic’s toll over each three-month period.

Sources

All 2021 data are final. 2021 birth data come from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) via CDC WONDER; 2021 death data, including leading causes of death, firearm mortality, homicide, drug overdose mortality, and infant mortality, come from the NVSS via CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2021 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. Where ranked, states are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from published tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

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