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State Summary: Arkansas, 2016 Senior Report
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Arkansas, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
  • Low prevalence of activity-limiting joint pain
  • High percentage of quality nursing home beds
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High prevalence of falls
  • In the past year, obesity increased 11% from 26.4% to 29.2% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past year, nursing home quality increased 12% from 44.7% to 50.1% of beds rated 4- or 5-stars.
  • In the past year, flu vaccination coverage increased 9% from 58.0% to 63.5% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 2 years, ICU use in the last 6 months of life decreased 20% from 11.9% to 9.5% of decedents ages 65+.
  • In the past 3 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 17% from 79.3 to 65.9 discharges per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
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