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State Summary: Massachusetts, 2016 Senior Report
Massachusetts
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Massachusetts, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High health status
  • High percentage of diabetes management
  • Low hip fracture rate
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low volunteerism
  • High percentage of hospital deaths
Highlights
  • In the past year, smoking decreased 20% from 9.6% to 7.7% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 12% from 33.1% to 29.1% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health.
  • In the past year, flu vaccination coverage decreased 13% from 66.1% to 57.8% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 2 years, hip fractures decreased 23% from 6.5 to 5.0 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, home health care increased 42% from 84.7 to 120.6 home health care workers per 1,000 adults ages 75+.
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