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State Summary: North Carolina, 2016 Senior Report
North Carolina
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: North Carolina, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
Challenges
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • Low percentage of quality nursing home beds
Highlights
  • In the past year, SNAP reach increased 11% from 61.4% to 68.2% of adults ages 65+ in poverty.
  • In the past year, preventable hospitalizations decreased 10% from 56.7 to 51.1 discharges per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 2 years, hip fractures decreased 22% from 8.3 to 6.5 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, food insecurity increased 17% from 15.7% to 18.4% of adults ages 60+.
  • In the past 3 years, hospice care use increased 55% from 34.3% to 53.0% of decedents ages 65+.
WEBSITE: ncdhhs.gov
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