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Tennessee - 2013

Overall
Ranking

41

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 percentage of social support
  • Low prevalence of falls

Challenges:
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High prevalence of teeth extractions

Highlights:
  • The prevalence of adults aged 65 and older with all teeth extracted is 33.7 percent, one of the highest in the nation.
  • More than 150,000 adults aged 60 and older in Tennessee are marginally food insecure.
  • Tennessee has the highest rate of physical inactivity in the U.S.; more than 350,000 adults aged 65 and older are inactive.
  • Compared to most states, Tennessee has a low prevalence of underweight seniors at 1.6 percent of adults aged 65 and older.
  • A low percentage of seniors in Tennessee have fallen in the last 3 months at 13.5 percent of adults aged 65 and older.

Disparities:
  • In Tennessee, the rate of obesity among black seniors is 41.8 percent compared to 24.6 percent among white seniors.

State Health Department Web Site: http://health.state.tn.us

Tennessee - 2013

Overall
Ranking

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Measure Rank Value Take Action
Smoking - Seniors 41 10.9 View Actions
Underweight - Seniors 9 1.6 View Actions
Obesity - Seniors 24 25.2 View Actions
Chronic Drinking - Seniors 2 1.58 View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Seniors 50 41.3 View Actions
Pain Management - Seniors 40 49.3 View Actions
Dental Visit - Seniors 39 63.3 View Actions
Social Support - Seniors 4 83.9 View Actions
Volunteerism - Seniors 40 20.2 View Actions
Poverty - Seniors 39 10.4 View Actions
Food Insecurity - Seniors 46 17.6 View Actions
Highly Rated Nursing Homes 33 35 View Actions
Community Support - Seniors 42 473 View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 44 76.5 View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 23 10.57 View Actions
Creditable Drug Coverage-Seniors 12 87.8 View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider - Seniors 25 95 View Actions
Flu Vaccine - Seniors 5 67.7 View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Seniors 46 83.4 View Actions
Diabetes Management 15 82.1 View Actions
Hospice Care - Seniors 40 30 View Actions
Hospital Readmissions - Seniors 41 16.4 View Actions
Home Health Care - Seniors 39 67.2 View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care-Seniors 22 97.7 View Actions
Health Screenings - Seniors 24 86 View Actions
Health Status - Seniors 43 33.76 View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Seniors 49 33.74 View Actions
Able-Bodied 42 58.61762085 View Actions
Hip Fractures - Seniors 47 8.8 View Actions
ICU Usage - Seniors 37 15.4 View Actions
Hospital Deaths - Seniors 45 33.7 View Actions
Falls - Seniors 2 13.5 View Actions
Mental Health Days - Seniors 36 2.6 View Actions
Premature Death - Seniors 43 2253 View Actions
Overall - Senior 41 -0.376 View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 43 -0.1934375 View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 38 -0.18295 View Actions
Behavior - Seniors 41 -0.0875 View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Seniors 42 -0.067333333 View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Seniors 29 -0.008666667 View Actions
Policy - Seniors 24 0.008 View Actions
Clinical Care - Seniors 35 -0.02745 View Actions
Community - Seniors 35 -0.076 View Actions
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