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State Summary: West Virginia, 2016 Senior Report
West Virginia
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low prevalence of falls
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
Challenges
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • Low percentage of dental visits
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
Highlights
  • In the past year, smoking increased 13% from 11.2% to 12.7% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past year, SNAP reach decreased 12% from 84.4% to 73.9% of adults ages 65+ in poverty.
  • In the past year, very good or excellent health status increased 17% from 29.5% to 34.4% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 3 years, volunteerism decreased 26% from 24.8% to 18.3% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 3 years, hospice care use increased 58% from 27.6% to 43.5% of decedents ages 65+.
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