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State Summary: District of Columbia, 2019 Senior Report
District of Columbia
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: District of Columbia, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High SNAP enrollment
  • High percentage of four- and five-star nursing home beds
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
Challenges
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High percentage of hospital deaths
Highlights
  • In the past two years, excessive drinking increased 22% from 9.8% to 12.0% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, smoking increased 43% from 8.0% to 11.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, community support increased 43% from $1,129 to $1,612 per adult ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past six years, food insecurity increased 20% from 14.7% to 17.7% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past six years, hospice care use increased 55% from 27.2% to 42.2% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past year, depression decreased 24% from 14.2% to 10.8% of adults ages 65+
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