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State Summary: North Carolina, 2019 Senior Report
North Carolina
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: North Carolina, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • High prevalence of seniors with a dedicated provider
Challenges
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • Low prevalence of arthritis management
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
Highlights
  • In the past three years, obesity increased 17% from 25.9% to 30.3% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, four- or five-star rated nursing home beds increased 24% from 28.2% to 34.9% of certified nursing home beds
  • In the past six years, food insecurity increased 31% from 15.7% to 20.5% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past five years, hospice care use increased 16% from 48.4% to 56.2% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past six years, high health status increased 12% from 34.1% to 38.3% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past six years, depression increased 28% from 14.0% to 17.9% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: ncdhhs.gov
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