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State Summary: South Dakota, 2019 Senior Report
South Dakota
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: South Dakota, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High percentage of volunteerism
Challenges
  • Low home health care worker rate
  • Low percentage of hospice care use
  • High percentage of low-care nursing home residents
Highlights
  • In the past six years, obesity increased 28% from 23.8% to 30.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, physical inactivity increased 22% from 25.2% to 30.8% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • In the past year, poverty decreased 27% from 10.9% to 8.0% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, hospital deaths decreased 9% from 21.3% to 19.3% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past three years, early deaths increased 6% from 1,592 to 1,695 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
  • In the past three years, frequent mental distress increased 30% from 4.7% to 6.1% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: doh.sd.gov
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