Mississippi

Mississippi

Overall Rank: 50

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MS 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 prevalence of chronic drinking
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Moderate ICU usage

Challenges

  • Low percentage of dental visits
  • Highest percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • Low percentage of recommended hospital care

Highlights

  • The prevalence of chronic drinking among seniors is one of the lowest in the country, ranking 4th for the second consecutive year.
  • Mississippi ranks 50th in the percentage of seniors with cognitive difficulties.
  • In the past year, flu vaccination coverage decreased from 65.4 percent of adults aged 65 and older to 62.4 percent, moving the state's flu vaccine rank from 10th to 18th.
  • The percentage of quality nursing home beds increased from 41.0 percent or beds rated 4 or 5 stars to 46.7 percent in the past year.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased from 38.1 percent of adults aged 65 and older to 33.8 percent.

Disparities

  • In Mississippi, 48.5 percent of seniors with an income greater than $50,000 and less than $75,000 report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 20.8 percent of seniors with an income less than $25,000.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Able-Bodied 50 54.8 view View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 50 -0.617 view View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 47 -0.283 view View Actions
Behavior - Senior 48 -0.181 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 4 2 view View Actions
Clinical Care - Senior 50 -0.142 view View Actions
Community - Senior 48 -0.171 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Senior 44 -0.073 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Senior 50 -0.098 view View Actions
Community Support 49 318 view View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider 40 92.8 view View Actions
Dental Visit - Senior 49 50.2 view View Actions
Diabetes Management 45 74.1 view View Actions
Falls 31 29.7 view View Actions
Flu Vaccine 18 62.4 view View Actions
Food Insecurity 49 20.5 view View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 48 86.5 view View Actions
Health Screenings 44 82.2 view View Actions
Health Status - Senior 50 29 view View Actions
Hip Fractures 42 8.4 view View Actions
Home Health Care 40 60.2 view View Actions
Hospice Care 36 42.7 view View Actions
Hospital Deaths 48 30.2 view View Actions
Hospital Readmissions 41 16.4 view View Actions
ICU Usage 21 11.2 view View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 40 16.25 view View Actions
Mental Health Days - Senior 41 2.6 view View Actions
Nursing Home Quality 30 46.7 view View Actions
Obesity - Senior 43 29 view View Actions
Overall - Senior 50 -0.9 view View Actions
Pain Management 47 46.6 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Senior 46 33.8 view View Actions
Policy - Senior 46 -0.123 view View Actions
Poverty - Senior 50 13.5 view View Actions
Premature Death - Senior 50 2558 view View Actions
Prescription Drug Coverage 26 86.4 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Senior 47 85.8 view View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care 49 97.2 view View Actions
Smoking - Seniors 32 9.6 view View Actions
Social Support 42 78 view View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Senior 48 25 view View Actions
Underweight 39 1.8 view View Actions
Volunteerism 27 24.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cognition 50 13.5 view View Actions
Depression 24 13.9 view View Actions
Education 44 16.6 view View Actions
Multiple Chronic Conditions 25 33.79 view View Actions
Suicide - Senior 36 17.2 view View Actions