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Behaviors

Education

Percentage of adults aged 65 and older who reported having a college degree
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016

Clinical Care

Overuse—Mammography*

Percentage of female Medicare enrollees aged 75 and older who had a screening mammogram
The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, 2014

Overuse—PSA Test*

Percentage of male Medicare enrollees aged 75 and older who had a screening prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, 2014

Outcomes

Cognitive Difficulty

Percentage of adults aged 65 and older who reported having cognitive difficulty
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016

Depression

Percentage of adults aged 65 and older who reported being told by a health professional they have a depressive disorder
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016

Multiple Chronic Conditions*

Percentage of Medicare enrollees aged 65 and older with four or more chronic conditions
U.S. HHS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2015

Suicide

Number of deaths due to intentional self-harm per 100,000 adults aged 65 and older
CDC, National Vital Statistics System, 2014-2016

Poor Mental Health Days

Number of days in the past 30 days when adults aged 65 and older reported their mental health was not good
CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016

Risk of Social Isolation

Percentile of the mean z scores for six risk factors of social isolation in adults aged 65 and older (poverty; living alone; divorced, separated or widowed; never married; disability; independent living difficulty)
US Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2012-2016
*The data appearing in this edition are the same that appeared in the 2017 edition. A data update was not available at the time of this publication.

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