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Kentucky - 2013

Overall
Ranking

45

Overall - Senior: Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.
Strengths:
  • Low prevalence of underweight seniors
  • Low prevalence of activity-limiting arthritis pain
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents

Challenges:
  • Low prevalence of dental visits
  • High premature death rate
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations

Highlights:
  • Community support is low in Kentucky with total community expenditures at $358 per person aged 65 and older living in poverty.
  • Kentucky has the highest rate of preventable hospitalizations in the U.S. at 102.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • Kentucky has a low prevalence of underweight seniors at 1.4 percent of adults aged 65 and older.
  • The prevalence of annual dental visits is low among older adults in Kentucky at 58.3 percent of adults aged 65 and older.
  • Kentucky has a low percentage of low-care nursing home residents at 7.1 percent of nursing home residents.

Disparities:
  • In Kentucky, the prevalence of obesity among black seniors is 40% compared to 24% in white seniors.

State Health Department Web Site: www.chfs.ky.gov

Kentucky - 2013

Overall
Ranking

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Measure Rank Value Take Action
Smoking - Seniors 39 10.4 View Actions
Underweight - Seniors 7 1.4 View Actions
Obesity - Seniors 23 25.1 View Actions
Chronic Drinking - Seniors 15 2.94 View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Seniors 40 34.5 View Actions
Pain Management - Seniors 10 55.7 View Actions
Dental Visit - Seniors 46 58.3 View Actions
Social Support - Seniors 23 80.7 View Actions
Volunteerism - Seniors 38 20.7 View Actions
Poverty - Seniors 47 11.9 View Actions
Food Insecurity - Seniors 31 15.3 View Actions
Highly Rated Nursing Homes 34 34.9 View Actions
Community Support - Seniors 47 358 View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 43 76.2 View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 10 7.06 View Actions
Creditable Drug Coverage-Seniors 23 86.7 View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider - Seniors 22 95.1 View Actions
Flu Vaccine - Seniors 14 64.2 View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Seniors 50 102.8 View Actions
Diabetes Management 19 81 View Actions
Hospice Care - Seniors 37 30.8 View Actions
Hospital Readmissions - Seniors 49 16.9 View Actions
Home Health Care - Seniors 48 36.6 View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care-Seniors 41 97.1 View Actions
Health Screenings - Seniors 38 83.3 View Actions
Health Status - Seniors 44 33.41 View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Seniors 48 27.4 View Actions
Able-Bodied 45 57.14718564 View Actions
Hip Fractures - Seniors 47 8.8 View Actions
ICU Usage - Seniors 43 16.4 View Actions
Hospital Deaths - Seniors 36 32.1 View Actions
Falls - Seniors 46 18.8 View Actions
Mental Health Days - Seniors 36 2.6 View Actions
Premature Death - Seniors 49 2444 View Actions
Overall - Senior 45 -0.537 View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 50 -0.3209375 View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 40 -0.215933333 View Actions
Behavior - Seniors 32 -0.025 View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Seniors 46 -0.091333333 View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Seniors 35 -0.023 View Actions
Policy - Seniors 21 0.0185 View Actions
Clinical Care - Seniors 48 -0.0951 View Actions
Community - Seniors 41 -0.114333333 View Actions
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