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State Summary: Alabama, 2019 Senior Report
Alabama
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Alabama, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High community support expenditures
  • High percentage of hospice care use
Challenges
  • Low prevalence of high health status
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • Low home health care worker rate
Highlights
  • In the past two years, obesity decreased 4% from 30.2% to 29.0% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past six years, poverty decreased 8% from 10.8% to 9.9% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, food insecurity increased 12% from 17.2% to 19.3% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past six years, home-delivered meals increased 48% from 7.5% to 11.1% of adults ages 60+ with an independent-living difficulty
  • In the past six years, hospice care use increased 37% from 41.9% to 57.6% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past six years, depression increased 15% from 15.6% to 18.0% of adults ages 65+
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