Kentucky

Kentucky

Overall Rank: 48

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KY Obesity - Senior (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 percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • Low prevalence of activity-limiting arthritis pain
  • Low prevalence of chronic drinking

Challenges

  • Highest prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Many poor mental health days per month

Highlights

  • In Kentucky, the number of poor mental health days is high among seniors and increased in the past year from 2.6 days in the last month to 3.2 days.
  • In the past year, the percentage of quality nursing home beds increased from 33.1 percent rated 4 or 4 stars to 40.5 percent; however, Kentucky ranks 43rd in nursing home quality.
  • In the past year, use of hospice care among seniors increased by 24 percent and the percentage of hospital deaths among seniors decreased by 13 percent.
  • Kentucky has a high prevalence of obesity among seniors, with more than 170,000 obese adults aged 65 and older in the state.
  • The prevalence of chronic drinking among seniors is one of the lowest in the country.

Disparities

  • In Kentucky, 51.2 percent of seniors with an income greater than $75,000 report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 19.3 percent of seniors with an income less than $25,000.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Able-Bodied 45 57.6 view View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 46 -0.395 view View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 50 -0.363 view View Actions
Behavior - Senior 45 -0.154 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 5 2.1 view View Actions
Clinical Care - Senior 49 -0.105 view View Actions
Community - Senior 47 -0.138 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Senior 48 -0.109 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Senior 36 -0.029 view View Actions
Community Support 47 358 view View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider 25 95.1 view View Actions
Dental Visit - Senior 47 53 view View Actions
Diabetes Management 19 81 view View Actions
Falls 37 30.6 view View Actions
Flu Vaccine 19 61.8 view View Actions
Food Insecurity 37 16.5 view View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 43 75.4 view View Actions
Health Screenings 42 82.9 view View Actions
Health Status - Senior 48 31.2 view View Actions
Hip Fractures 47 8.8 view View Actions
Home Health Care 47 40 view View Actions
Hospice Care 43 38.1 view View Actions
Hospital Deaths 43 28.1 view View Actions
Hospital Readmissions 49 16.9 view View Actions
ICU Usage 43 16.4 view View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 10 7.06 view View Actions
Mental Health Days - Senior 49 3.2 view View Actions
Nursing Home Quality 43 40.5 view View Actions
Obesity - Senior 44 29.2 view View Actions
Overall - Senior 48 -0.758 view View Actions
Pain Management 10 55.7 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Senior 50 38.2 view View Actions
Policy - Senior 21 0.003 view View Actions
Poverty - Senior 47 11.8 view View Actions
Premature Death - Senior 49 2444 view View Actions
Prescription Drug Coverage 23 86.7 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Senior 49 102.9 view View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care 35 97.9 view View Actions
Smoking - Seniors 48 12.2 view View Actions
Social Support 23 80.7 view View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Senior 45 24.8 view View Actions
Underweight 25 1.6 view View Actions
Volunteerism 45 19 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cognition 44 11.4 view View Actions
Depression 49 17.5 view View Actions
Education 49 14.5 view View Actions
Multiple Chronic Conditions 41 38.13 view View Actions
Suicide - Senior 38 18 view View Actions