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State Summary: Alaska, 2020 Senior Health
Alaska
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Alaska, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of multiple chronic conditions
  • Low percentage of hospital readmissions
  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity
Challenges
  • Low prevalence of cancer screenings
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High prevalence of falls
Highlights
  • Insufficient sleep increased 20% in the past year from 23.3% to 28.0% of adults ages 65+
  • Poverty decreased 9% in the past year from 7.4% to 6.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Food insecurity increased 40% in the past four years from 8.9% to 12.5% of adults ages 60+
  • Home health care workers decreased 8% in the past two years from 213 to 197 aides per 1,000 adults ages 65+ with a disability
  • High health status increased 23% since 2013 from 40.2% to 49.4% of adults ages 65+
  • Early death decreased 10% in the past two years from 1,800 to 1,621 death per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
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