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State Summary: Arizona, 2020 Senior Health
Arizona
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Arizona, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • High coverage of smokefree laws
  • High percentage of hospice care use
  • Low prevalence of falls
Challenges
  • High suicide rate
  • Low prevalence of cancer screenings
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
Highlights
  • Excessive drinking increased 18% in the past year from 7.4% to 8.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 36% in the past year from 11.1% to 7.1% of residents
  • Home health care workers increased 20% in the past year from 129 to 155 aides per 1,000 adults ages 65+ with a disability
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 16% in the past five years from 60.0% to 50.6% of adults ages 65+
  • Falls decreased 15% in the past two years from 28.2% to 24.0% of adults ages 65+
  • Multiple chronic conditions increased 11% in the past five years from 31.7% to 35.2% of Medicare enrollees ages 65+
WEBSITE: azdhs.gov
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