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State Summary: Georgia, 2016 Senior Report
Georgia
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Georgia, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High hospice care use
  • High percentage of health screenings
Challenges
  • Low flu vaccination coverage
  • High hip fracture rate
  • Low percentage of quality nursing home beds
Highlights
  • In the past year, SNAP reach decreased 21% from 87.7% to 69.3% of adults ages 65+ in poverty.
  • In the past year, nursing home quality increased 22% from 28.4% to 34.6% of beds rated 4- or 5-stars.
  • In the past 2 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 15% from 65.2 to 55.1 discharges per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, smoking decreased 25% from 10.8% to 8.1% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 3 years, very good or excellent health status increased 16% from 32.9% to 38.1% of adults ages 65+.
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