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State Summary: Mississippi, 2019 Senior Report
Mississippi
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Mississippi, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low percentage of ICU use
  • High percentage of hospice care use
Challenges
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • High early death rate
  • Low community support expenditures
Highlights
  • In the past three years, obesity increased 15% from 28.8% to 33.1% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, food insecurity decreased 19% from 24.3% to 19.8% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past three years, home-delivered meals decreased 47% from 14.0% to 7.4% of adults ages 60+ with an independent-living difficulty
  • In the past six years, flu vaccination coverage decreased 16% from 65.4% to 55.1% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past six years, hospice care use increased 56% from 35.1% to 54.8% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past three years, depression decreased 14% from 17.2% to 14.8% of adults ages 65+
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