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State Summary: New Mexico, 2018 Senior Report
New Mexico
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: New Mexico, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • High home health care worker rate
  • Low percentage of hospital readmissions
Challenges
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • Low percentage of diabetes management
Highlights
  • In the past year, food insecurity increased 67% from 10.8% to 18.0% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past two years, excessive drinking decreased 5% from 5.8% to 5.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, obesity increased 21% from 19.9% to 24.0% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, SNAP reach increased 10% from 65.9 to 72.3 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past four years, suicide increased 31% from 21.8 to 28.6 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 28% from 54.9 to 39.5 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
WEBSITE: nmhealth.org
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