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State Summary: Alabama, 2016 Senior Report
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Alabama, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High percentage of seniors with dedicated provider
  • High prescription drug coverage
  • Low health status
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • Limited availability of home health care workers
  • In the past year, SNAP reach decreased 26% from 69.8% to 51.9% of adults ages 65+ in poverty.
  • In the past year, poverty increased 6% from 10.6% to 11.2% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 2 years, hip fractures decreased 16% from 8.8 to 7.4 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, home health care increased 12% from 47.2 to 53.0 home health care workers per 1,000 adults ages 75+.
  • In the past 3 years, premature death decreased 4% from 2,403 to 2,307 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65 to 74.
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