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State Summary: Delaware, 2019 Senior Report
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Delaware, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
  • High percentage of able-bodied seniors
  • High percentage of hospice care use
  • High percentage of four- and five-star nursing home beds
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of ICU use
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • In the past year, obesity increased 12% from 30.4% to 33.9% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, poverty increased 37% from 6.2% to 8.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past six years, low-care nursing home residents decreased 19% from 14.5% to 11.8% of residents
  • In the past six years, home health care workers increased 117% from 46.8 to 101.4 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
  • In the past four years, early deaths increased 10% from 1,639 to 1,800 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
  • In the past three years, depression decreased 10% from 14.4% to 12.9% of adults ages 65+
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