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State Summary: Iowa, 2019 Senior Report
Iowa
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Iowa, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High prevalence of arthritis management
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
Challenges
  • High percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • Low SNAP enrollment
Highlights
  • In the past year, obesity increased 5% from 30.9% to 32.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, excessive drinking decreased 19% from 7.4% to 6.0% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, poverty decreased 13% from 7.6% to 6.6% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, flu vaccination coverage decreased 5% from 70.1% to 66.3% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past six years, hospice care use increased 40% from 42.8% to 60.1% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past six years, depression increased 33% from 10.3% to 13.7% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: idph.iowa.gov
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