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State Summary: South Carolina, 2018 Senior Report
South Carolina
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: South Carolina, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • High percentage of hospice care use
  • High percentage of diabetes management
Challenges
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • Low prevalence of dental visits
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
Highlights
  • In the past year, excessive drinking increased 23% from 6.0% to 7.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, obesity increased 14% from 25.2% to 28.7% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, food insecurity increased 15% from 17.1% to 19.6% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past five years, poverty decreased 17% from 10.3% to 8.6% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, low-care nursing home residents increased 19% from 4.8% to 5.7% of residents
  • In the past four years, full-mouth teeth extractions decreased 9% from 19.5% to 17.7% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: scdhec.gov
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