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State Summary: Mississippi, 2018 Senior Report
Mississippi
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Mississippi, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • High prevalence of seniors with a dedicated provider
Challenges
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High early death rate
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
Highlights
  • In the past four years, dental visits increased 5% from 50.3% to 53.0% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, poverty decreased 14% from 14.3% to 12.3% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, SNAP reach decreased 11% from 65.2 to 58.2 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past two years, flu vaccination coverage decreased 8% from 66.6% to 61.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, frequent mental distress increased 12% from 7.4% to 8.3% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, community support increased 10% from $188 to $207 per adult ages 60+ in poverty
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