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State Summary: Alabama, 2020 Senior Health
Alabama
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Alabama, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low prevalence of severe housing problems
  • High community support expenditure
Challenges
  • Low prevalence of exercise
  • High early death rate
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
Highlights
  • Food insecurity decreased 12% in the past year from 19.3% to 17.0% of adults ages 60+
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 10% in the past four years from 64.1% to 58.0% of adults ages 65+
  • Able-bodied adults increased 8% since 2013 from 56.4% to 61.0% of adults ages 65+
  • Multiple chronic conditions increased 17% in the past five years from 39.8% to 46.5% of Medicare enrollees ages 65+
  • Obesity increased 18% since 2014 from 26.9% to 31.8% of adults ages 65+
  • Teeth extractions decreased 15% since 2014 from 23.6% to 20.0% of adults ages 65+
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