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State Summary: Utah, 2018 Senior Report
Utah
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Utah, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • High percentage of volunteerism
  • Low percentage of hospital readmissions
Challenges
  • Low flu vaccination coverage
  • Low home health care worker rate
  • Low SNAP enrollment
Highlights
  • In the past five years, hip fractures decreased 27% from 7.1 to 5.2 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
  • In the past four years, poverty increased 10% from 6.1% to 6.7% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, flu vaccination coverage decreased 7% from 59.0% to 54.9% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, health screenings increased 7% from 71.7% to 76.8% of seniors receiving recommended screenings
  • In the past four years, home health care workers increased 84% from 44.9 to 82.6 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
  • In the past four years, suicide increased 36% from 15.7 to 21.3 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
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