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State Summary: Texas, 2016 Senior Report
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Texas, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
  • Ready availability of home health care workers
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low prevalence of full-mouth teeth extractions
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • Low percentage of quality nursing home beds
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • In the past year, smoking decreased 15% from 8.7% to 7.4% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past year, obesity increased 11% from 27.6% to 30.7% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past year, SNAP reach decreased 18% from 79.4% to 64.8% of adults ages 65+ in poverty.
  • In the past 3 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 20% from 72.3 to 57.6 discharges per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, hospital deaths decreased 31% from 27.8% to 19.1% of decedents ages 65+.
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