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State Summary: Washington, 2018 Senior Report
Washington
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Washington, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low hip fracture hospitalization rate
  • High percentage of four- and five-star nursing home beds
  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity
Challenges
  • High prevalence of falls
  • Low prevalence of pain management
  • Low community support expenditures
Highlights
  • In the past two years, excessive drinking decreased 12% from 8.6% to 7.6% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, obesity increased 11% from 25.6% to 28.3% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, hip fractures decreased 33% from 6.7 to 4.5 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
  • In the past five years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 30% from 46.4 to 32.7 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
  • In the past year, flu vaccination coverage decreased 4% from 61.4% to 59.2% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, early deaths decreased 6% from 1,694 to 1,588 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
WEBSITE: doh.wa.gov
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