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State Summary: Utah, 2019 Senior Report
Utah
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Utah, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of volunteerism
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low percentage of hospital deaths
Challenges
  • Low SNAP enrollment
  • Low prevalence of seniors with a dedicated provider
  • Low flu vaccination coverage
Highlights
  • In the past year, excessive drinking increased 31% from 2.6% to 3.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, smoking increased 38% from 3.7% to 5.1% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past six years, home-delivered meals decreased 30% from 25.3% to 17.7% of adults ages 60+ with independent-living difficulty
  • In the past five years, food insecurity decreased 13% from 14.1% to 12.3% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past three years, hospital deaths decreased 10% from 15.7% to 14.1% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past two years, frequent mental distress decreased 14% from 7.2% to 6.2% of adults ages 65+
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