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State Summary: Arkansas, 2019 Senior Report
Arkansas
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Arkansas, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High percentage of home-delivered meals
  • Low percentage of hospital deaths
Challenges
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • Low SNAP enrollment
  • High early death rate
Highlights
  • In the past year, obesity increased 11% from 27.6% to 30.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, excessive drinking decreased 33% from 5.4% to 3.6% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, four- or five-star rated nursing home beds decreased 22% from 54.7% to 42.7% of certified nursing home beds
  • In the past four years, food insecurity decreased 31% from 25.4% to 17.5% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past six years, hospital deaths decreased 45% from 33.1% to 18.3% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past six years, depression increased 23% from 13.0% to 16.0% of adults ages 65+
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