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State Summary: West Virginia, 2019 Senior Report
West Virginia
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High SNAP enrollment
Challenges
  • Low percentage of able-bodied seniors
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High early death rate
Highlights
  • In the past six years, obesity increased 21% from 27.7% to 33.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, four- or five-star rated nursing home beds increased 36% from 25.8% to 35.2% of certified nursing home beds
  • In the past three years, food insecurity increased 60% from 12.1% to 19.4% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past four years, home health care workers decreased 17% from 131.1 to 108.7 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
  • In the past year, hospital deaths decreased 13% from 24.0% to 20.9% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past six years, depression increased 41% from 12.4% to 17.5% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: dhhr.wv.gov
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