America's Health Rankings, United Health Foundation Logo


State Summary: West Virginia, 2018 Senior Report
West Virginia
2018 Senior Report
Page 1 of 10
SummaryDownload Summary
State Findings: West Virginia, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • High percentage of HAI reporting policies
Challenges
  • Low prevalence of dental visits
  • Low percentage of able-bodied seniors
  • High preventable hospitalization rate
Highlights
  • In the past five years, physical inactivity decreased 26% from 41.2% to 30.5% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • In the past year, home health care workers decreased 15% from 122.5 to 104.3 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
  • In the past year, four- or five-star rated nursing home beds increased 44% from 25.8% to 37.2% of certified nursing home beds
  • In the past four years, suicide increased 32% from 16.9 to 22.3 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, food insecurity increased 53% from 12.1% to 18.5% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past two years, full-mouth teeth extractions decreased 10% from 33.6% to 30.4% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: dhhr.wv.gov
Page 2 of 10
Page 3 of 10
Infographic:Download Infographic
In-Depth Profile:Download Profile
Page 4 of 10
Page 5 of 10
Page 6 of 10
Page 7 of 10
Page 8 of 10
Page 9 of 10
Page 10 of 10

Please tell us a little more about you

We appreciate you taking the time to help America’s Health Rankings better understand our audiences. Your feedback will allow us to optimize our website and provide you with additional resources in the future. Thank you.

Please select one option which best describes your profession or field of expertise

Journalist or media professional
Health Policy Professional
Public health professional (state, local, or community level)
Health care provider or administrator
Member of an advocacy group or trade organization
Academic, student, or researcher
Government administrator, legislator, or staffer
Concerned citizen
Other
Don't show me this again
Please take a quick survey.