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State Summary: Vermont, 2016 Senior Report
Vermont
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Vermont, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • High SNAP enrollment
  • High health status
Challenges
  • Low hospice care use
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High prevalence of falls
Highlights
  • In the past year, smoking decreased 22% from 7.4% to 5.8% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past year, food insecurity increased 24% from 12.3% to 15.3% of adults ages 60+.
  • In the past 2 years, geriatrician shortfall increased 40% from 43.6% to 61.2% of needed geriatricians.
  • In the past 2 years, hip fractures decreased 25% from 6.9 to 5.2 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, hospice care use increased 46% from 23.5% to 34.4% of decedents ages 65+.
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