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State Summary: North Carolina, 2018 Senior Report
North Carolina
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: North Carolina, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low prevalence of falls
Challenges
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • Low percentage of four- and five-star nursing home beds
  • High hip fracture hospitalization rate
Highlights
  • In the past five years, home health care workers decreased 21% from 125.4 to 98.5 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
  • In the past two years, excessive drinking increased 14% from 4.9% to 5.6% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, hip fractures decreased 23% from 8.3 to 6.4 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
  • In the past year, food insecurity increased 15% from 18.0% to 20.7% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past three years, SNAP reach increased 13% from 61.4 to 69.5 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past four years, full-mouth teeth extractions decreased 14% from 21.0% to 18.1% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: ncdhhs.gov
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