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State Summary: Massachusetts, 2018 Senior Report
Massachusetts
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Massachusetts, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High community support expenditures
  • High prevalence of health screenings
  • Low early death rate
Challenges
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High percentage of hospital readmissions
Highlights
  • In the past year, poverty decreased 8% from 9.2% to 8.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, SNAP reach increased 13% from 98.8 to 111.6 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past two years, frequent mental distress increased 42% from 6.0% to 8.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, suicide increased 17% from 7.1 to 8.3 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, obesity increased 11% from 22.6% to 25.1% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, home health care workers increased 77% from 84.7 to 150.0 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
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