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State Summary: Pennsylvania, 2019 Senior Report
Pennsylvania
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Pennsylvania, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High prevalence of seniors with a dedicated provider
  • High prevalence of arthritis management
  • High community support expenditures
Challenges
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of ICU use
  • Low prevalence of high health status
Highlights
  • In the past year, excessive drinking decreased 17% from 8.1% to 6.7% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, poverty increased 9% from 7.8% to 8.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, food insecurity increased 40% from 11.8% to 16.5% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past three years, flu vaccination coverage increased 6% from 59.6% to 63.2% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past six years, early deaths decreased 4% from 1,933 to 1,847 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
  • In the past year, frequent mental distress increased 37% from 5.9% to 8.1% of adults ages 65+
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