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State Summary: New Mexico, 2016 Senior Report
New Mexico
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: New Mexico, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • Low prevalence of food insecurity
  • Ready availability of home health care workers
Challenges
  • Low percentage of seniors with dedicated provider
  • High percentage of seniors in poverty
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
Highlights
  • In the past year, physical inactivity increased 15% from 25.6% to 29.4% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health.
  • In the past year, falls decreased 13% from 32.0% to 27.8% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 2 years, hip fractures decreased 14% from 8.0 to 6.9 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, food insecurity decreased 55% from 21.2% to 9.5% of adults ages 60+.
  • In the past 3 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 17% from 54.9 to 45.5 discharges per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
WEBSITE: nmhealth.org
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