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State Summary: South Dakota, 2018 Senior Report
South Dakota
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: South Dakota, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • High percentage of volunteerism
  • High flu vaccination coverage
Challenges
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • Low percentage of hospice care use
  • Low home health care worker rate
Highlights
  • In the past five years, physical inactivity decreased 31% from 35.9% to 24.6% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • In the past two years, food insecurity decreased 25% from 14.0% to 10.5% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past year, flu vaccination coverage decreased 10% from 70.6% to 63.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, home health care workers increased 43% from 38.1 to 54.5 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
  • In the past two years, early deaths increased 5% from 1,592 to 1,677 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
  • In the past year, suicide increased 20% from 9.7 to 11.6 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: doh.sd.gov
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