Arkansas

Arkansas

Overall Rank: 46

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AR Obesity - Seniors (2013-2014) see more
  • Percentage of adults aged 65 and older estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.

Strengths

  • Low prevalance of chronic drinking
  • High percentage of quality nursing home beds
  • Ready availability of home health care workers

Challenges

  • High prevelance of underweight seniors
  • Highest prevalence of food insecurity
  • Lowest percentage of health screenings

Highlights

  • Arkansas ranks 50th in food insecurity, with nearly 1 in 4 adults aged 60 and older marginally food insecure.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity among seniors decreased from 37.4 percent to 33.2 percent of seniors.
  • in Arkansas, 44,000 seniors smoke, and 112,000 seniors are obese.
  • In the past year, use of hospice care among seniors increased by 43 percent, and hospital deaths among seniors decreased by 24 percent.
  • The geriatrician shortfall remains high, with a shortage of 70.0 percent of the estimated need.
  • In the past year, quality nursing homes increased by 26 percent, from 45.0 percent to 56.8 percent of beds rated 4 or 5 stars.

Disparities

  • In Arkansas, 44.7 percent of seniors with a college education report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 13.7 percent of seniors with less than a high school education.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Able-Bodied 46 57.4 view View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 47 -0.409 view View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 46 -0.256 view View Actions
Behavior - Seniors 47 -0.168 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 11 2.7 view View Actions
Clinical Care - Seniors 46 -0.086 view View Actions
Community - Seniors 37 -0.074 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Seniors 37 -0.017 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Seniors 41 -0.057 view View Actions
Community Support 23 764 view View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider 41 92.4 view View Actions
Dental Visit - Seniors 46 53.8 view View Actions
Diabetes Management 38 75.6 view View Actions
Falls 40 31 view View Actions
Flu Vaccine 37 57.2 view View Actions
Food Insecurity 50 24.2 view View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 34 70.0 view View Actions
Health Screenings 50 78.9 view View Actions
Health Status - Seniors 44 32.6 view View Actions
Highly Rated Nursing Homes 1 75.8 view View Actions
Hip Fractures - Seniors 45 8.5 view View Actions
Home Health Care - Seniors 12 113.9 view View Actions
Hospice Care - Seniors 27 45.8 view View Actions
Hospital Deaths - Seniors 29 25.3 view View Actions
Hospital Readmissions - Seniors 44 16.7 view View Actions
ICU Usage - Seniors 23 11.9 view View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 43 17.28 view View Actions
Mental Health Days - Seniors 43 2.7 view View Actions
Nursing Home Quality 9 56.8 view View Actions
Obesity - Seniors 18 25.9 view View Actions
Overall - Senior 46 -0.665 view View Actions
Pain Management - Seniors 39 49.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Seniors 43 33.2 view View Actions
Policy - Seniors 41 -0.081 view View Actions
Poverty - Seniors 40 10.6 view View Actions
Premature Death - Seniors 44 2268 view View Actions
Prescription Drug Coverage-Seniors 25 86.5 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Seniors 44 77 view View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care-Seniors 22 98.2 view View Actions
Smoking - Seniors 40 10.2 view View Actions
Social Support - Seniors 16 81.3 view View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Seniors 44 23.7 view View Actions
Underweight - Seniors 47 2.3 view View Actions
Volunteerism 43 19.3 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cognition 43 11.3 view View Actions
Depression 43 16.1 view View Actions
Education 47 15.7 view View Actions
Multiple Chronic Conditions 23 32.43 view View Actions
Suicide - Senior 37 17.3 view View Actions

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