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State Summary: Iowa, 2018 Senior Report
Iowa
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Iowa, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
Challenges
  • High percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High prevalence of falls
Highlights
  • In the past year, ICU use in the last six months of life increased 19% from 6.8% to 8.1% of decedents ages 65+
  • In the past year, excessive drinking increased 14% from 6.5% to 7.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, smoking decreased 13% from 9.7% to 8.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, SNAP reach increased 5% from 56.5 to 59.3 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past three years, four- or five-star rated nursing home beds increased 11% from 48.1% to 53.5% of certified nursing home beds
  • In the past five years, home health care workers increased 32% from 71.4 to 93.9 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
WEBSITE: idph.iowa.gov
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