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Mississippi - 2013

Overall
Ranking

50

Overall - Senior: Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.
Strengths:
  • Low prevalence of chronic drinking
  • High prevalence of flu vaccination
  • Moderate rate of highly-rated nursing home beds

Challenges:
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • Low prevalence of dental visits & high prevalence of teeth extractions
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty

Highlights:
  • Mississippi has the highest rate of food insecurity in the nation with 21.5 percent of adults aged 60 and older who are marginally food insecure
  • Mississippi has one of the highest rates of physical inactivity in the U.S., with 146,000 adults aged 65 and older who are inactive.
  • There is a high geriatrician shortfall in Mississippi at 87.1 percent of the number of geriatricians needed.
  • Mississippi has one of the highest rates of flu vaccination at 65.4 percent of adults aged 65 and older receiving the flu vaccine.
  • In Mississippi, only 46.6 percent of adults aged 65 and older with arthritis report that pain does not limit their usual activities.

Disparities:
  • In Mississippi, 41.6 percent of black seniors are obese compared to 23.8 percent of white seniors.

State Health Department Web Site: www.msdh.state.ms.us

Mississippi - 2013

Overall
Ranking

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Measure Rank Value Take Action
Smoking - Seniors 36 10 View Actions
Underweight - Seniors 33 2.1 View Actions
Obesity - Seniors 42 27.9 View Actions
Chronic Drinking - Seniors 4 1.94 View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Seniors 47 38.1 View Actions
Pain Management - Seniors 47 46.6 View Actions
Dental Visit - Seniors 50 50.2 View Actions
Social Support - Seniors 42 78 View Actions
Volunteerism - Seniors 27 24.7 View Actions
Poverty - Seniors 50 13.5 View Actions
Food Insecurity - Seniors 50 21.5 View Actions
Highly Rated Nursing Homes 20 46.4 View Actions
Community Support - Seniors 49 318 View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 48 87.1 View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 40 16.25 View Actions
Creditable Drug Coverage-Seniors 26 86.4 View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider - Seniors 35 94 View Actions
Flu Vaccine - Seniors 10 65.4 View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Seniors 47 91.3 View Actions
Diabetes Management 45 74.1 View Actions
Hospice Care - Seniors 24 35.1 View Actions
Hospital Readmissions - Seniors 41 16.4 View Actions
Home Health Care - Seniors 41 58.2 View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care-Seniors 37 97.3 View Actions
Health Screenings - Seniors 47 80.5 View Actions
Health Status - Seniors 50 28.49 View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Seniors 47 27.15 View Actions
Able-Bodied 50 54.0446164 View Actions
Hip Fractures - Seniors 42 8.4 View Actions
ICU Usage - Seniors 21 11.2 View Actions
Hospital Deaths - Seniors 48 36.9 View Actions
Falls - Seniors 39 17.6 View Actions
Mental Health Days - Seniors 43 2.7 View Actions
Premature Death - Seniors 50 2558 View Actions
Overall - Senior 50 -0.885 View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 49 -0.3021875 View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 50 -0.5825 View Actions
Behavior - Seniors 46 -0.1975 View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Seniors 40 -0.060333333 View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Seniors 50 -0.102666667 View Actions
Policy - Seniors 46 -0.108 View Actions
Clinical Care - Seniors 50 -0.114 View Actions
Community - Seniors 49 -0.163 View Actions
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