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State Summary: Alabama, 2018 Senior Report
Alabama
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Alabama, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High prevalence of health screenings
  • High percentage of diabetes management
Challenges
  • High early death rate
  • Low prevalence of pain management
  • Low home health care worker rate
Highlights
  • In the past year, dental visits increased 5% from 57.9% to 60.9% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, four- or five-star rated nursing home beds increased 19% from 47.1% to 56.1% of certified nursing home beds
  • In the past two years, flu vaccination coverage decreased 7% from 64.1% to 59.8% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, high health status significantly increased 18% from 29.5% to 34.9% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, full-mouth teeth extractions decreased 22% from 23.6% to 18.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, hip fractures decreased 19% from 8.8 to 7.1 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
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