Tennessee

Tennessee

Overall Rank: 43

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TN Obesity - Seniors (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 percentage of social support
  • High flu vaccination coverage

Challenges

  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High geriatrician shortfall
  • High percentage of preventable hospitalizations

Highlights

  • Physical inactivity among seniors decreased by 22 percent in the past year, from 41.3 percent to 32.2 percent of adults aged 65 and older.
  • Tennessee has the second highest rate of smoking in the country, at 12.5 percent or 110,000 seniors who smoke.
  • In the past year, the percentage of quality nursing home beds improved from 34.3 percent to 41.2 percent of beds rated 4 or 5 stars.
  • Food insecurity remains a challenge for seniors in Tennessee; for the second consecutive year the state ranked in the bottom 10 states for food insecurity.
  • The percentage of hospital deaths among seniors decreased by 22 percent in the past year, improving Tennessee's rank from 45th to 35th.

Disparities

  • In Tennessee, 60.7 percent of seniors with an income greater than $75,000 report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 20.5 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 42 59.3 view View Actions
All Determinants - Senior 40 -0.185 view View Actions
All Outcomes - Senior 43 -0.229 view View Actions
Behavior - Seniors 42 -0.091 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 5 2.1 view View Actions
Clinical Care - Seniors 31 -0.012 view View Actions
Community - Seniors 37 -0.074 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Macro - Seniors 42 -0.068 view View Actions
Community & Environment - Micro - Seniors 32 -0.006 view View Actions
Community Support 42 473 view View Actions
Dedicated Health Care Provider 14 95.6 view View Actions
Dental Visit - Seniors 42 59.8 view View Actions
Diabetes Management 15 82.1 view View Actions
Falls 23 27.9 view View Actions
Flu Vaccine 2 69.9 view View Actions
Food Insecurity 43 17.9 view View Actions
Geriatrician Shortfall 44 75.7 view View Actions
Health Screenings 31 85.3 view View Actions
Health Status - Seniors 45 32.3 view View Actions
Highly Rated Nursing Homes 29 40.6 view View Actions
Hip Fractures - Seniors 47 8.8 view View Actions
Home Health Care - Seniors 37 72.9 view View Actions
Hospice Care - Seniors 38 42.4 view View Actions
Hospital Deaths - Seniors 35 26.3 view View Actions
Hospital Readmissions - Seniors 41 16.4 view View Actions
ICU Usage - Seniors 37 15.4 view View Actions
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents 23 10.57 view View Actions
Mental Health Days - Seniors 27 2.4 view View Actions
Nursing Home Quality 42 41.2 view View Actions
Obesity - Seniors 24 26.3 view View Actions
Overall - Senior 43 -0.414 view View Actions
Pain Management - Seniors 40 49.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity - Seniors 39 32.2 view View Actions
Policy - Seniors 22 -0.008 view View Actions
Poverty - Seniors 39 10.2 view View Actions
Premature Death - Seniors 43 2253 view View Actions
Prescription Drug Coverage-Seniors 12 87.8 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations-Seniors 46 80.8 view View Actions
Recommended Hospital Care-Seniors 28 98.1 view View Actions
Smoking - Seniors 49 12.5 view View Actions
Social Support - Seniors 4 83.9 view View Actions
Teeth Extractions - Seniors 45 24.8 view View Actions
Underweight - Seniors 9 1.3 view View Actions
Volunteerism 39 20.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cognition 46 11.7 view View Actions
Depression 24 13.9 view View Actions
Education 43 17.1 view View Actions
Multiple Chronic Conditions 36 36.66 view View Actions
Suicide - Senior 31 16.5 view View Actions

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