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State Summary: District of Columbia, 2018 Senior Report
District of Columbia
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: District of Columbia, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low geriatrician shortfall
  • High prevalence of health screenings
  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity
Challenges
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High percentage of hospital deaths
Highlights
  • In the past five years, home health care workers increased 92% from 160.6 to 308.8 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
  • In the past year, dental visits increased 11% from 65.1% to 72.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, SNAP reach increased 11% from 78.7 to 87.1 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past three years, flu vaccination coverage decreased 12% from 58.5% to 51.7% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, early deaths increased 7% from 2,021 to 2,169 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
  • In the past year, full-mouth teeth extractions increased 27% from 11.0% to 14.0% of adults ages 65+
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