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Health Outcomes - Seniors
Health Outcomes - Seniors in United States
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Sum of weighted z-scores of ranked Senior Report health outcomes measures

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Sum of weighted z-scores of ranked Senior Report health outcomes measures

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Top State(s): Hawaii: 1.132

Bottom State(s): West Virginia: -1.304

Definition: Sum of weighted z-scores of ranked Senior Report health outcomes measures

Data Source and Years: America's Health Rankings composite measure, 2023

Suggested Citation: America's Health Rankings analysis of America's Health Rankings composite measure, United Health Foundation,, accessed 2023.

The health outcomes category represents what has already occurred regarding a population’s physical and mental well-being. Topics in this category are behavioral health, mortality and physical health.

This category is one of the five categories of measures used in the America’s Health Rankings model. The other four categories are social and economic factors, physical environment, clinical care and behaviors. This model is built upon the World Health Organization's definition of health: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Our model reflects that determinants of health directly influence health outcomes.

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We have developed detailed analyses on the health of key populations in the country, including women and children, seniors and those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, in addition to a deep dive into health disparities across the country.