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State Summary: New Mexico, 2019 Senior Report
New Mexico
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: New Mexico, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • High home health care worker rate
  • High percentage of home-delivered meals
Challenges
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • Low prevalence of seniors with a dedicated provider
Highlights
  • In the past year, smoking increased 31% from 8.5% to 11.1% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, home-delivered meals increased 11% from 13.9% to 15.4% of adults ages 60+ with an independent-living difficulty
  • In the past six years, low-care nursing home residents increased 12% from 13.3% to 14.9% of residents
  • In the past six years, hospice care use increased 30% from 42.5% to 55.1% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past two years, ICU use in the last six months of life increased 11% from 12.1% to 13.4% of decedents ages 65+
  • In the past six years, depression increased 7% from 16.1% to 17.3% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: nmhealth.org
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