America's Health Rankings, United Health Foundation Logo
State Summary: Alaska, 2019 Senior Report
2019 Senior Report
Page 1 of 10
SummaryDownload Summary
State Findings: Alaska, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
  • High community support expenditures
  • High home health care worker rate
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • Low flu vaccination coverage
  • Low percentage of hospice care use
  • In the past six years, obesity increased 19% from 29.3% to 34.8% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, smoking increased 20% from 8.8% to 10.6% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, poverty increased 76% from 4.2% to 7.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, food insecurity increased 58% from 8.9% to 14.1% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past six years, hospice care use increased 97% from 15.6% to 30.8% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past six years, early deaths decreased 13% from 1,899 to 1,644 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
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
Don't show me this again
Please take a quick survey.