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State Summary: Tennessee, 2018 Senior Report
Tennessee
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Tennessee, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • High percentage of diabetes management
Challenges
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High hip fracture hospitalization rate
  • Low home-delivered meals rate
Highlights
  • In the past year, home health care workers decreased 9% from 61.2 to 55.4 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
  • In the past two years, excessive drinking increased 52% from 2.9% to 4.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, poverty decreased 14% from 10.4% to 8.9% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, flu vaccination coverage decreased 22% from 73.4% to 56.9% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 29% from 83.4 to 59.3 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
  • In the past four years, suicide increased 18% from 16.5 to 19.4 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: tn.gov/health
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