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State Summary: South Carolina, 2019 Senior Report
South Carolina
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: South Carolina, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • High percentage of hospice care use
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
Challenges
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • Low home health care worker rate
Highlights
  • In the past four years, smoking increased 15% from 8.4% to 9.7% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, community support increased 20% from $230 to $276 per adult ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past two years, food insecurity decreased 12% from 19.3% to 16.9% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past six years, hospital deaths decreased 42% from 35.3% to 20.5% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past six years, high health status increased 14% from 34.7% to 39.6% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past six years, depression increased 36% from 12.6% to 17.2% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: scdhec.gov
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