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State Summary: Kansas, 2019 Senior Report
Kansas
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Kansas, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of food insecurity
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • High percentage of volunteerism
Challenges
  • High percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • Low SNAP enrollment
  • Low flu vaccination coverage
Highlights
  • In the past three years, excessive drinking increased 27% from 4.9% to 6.2% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, home-delivered meals decreased 12% from 15.1% to 13.3% of adults ages 60+ with independent-living difficulty
  • In the past three years, SNAP reach decreased 11% from 51.7 to 46.0 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past six years, hospital deaths decreased 31% from 26.8% to 18.6% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past six years, high health status increased 5% from 39.7% to 41.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, depression increased 52% from 11.0% to 16.7% of adults ages 65+
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