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State Summary: Arkansas, 2020 Senior Health
Arkansas
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Arkansas, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low prevalence of insufficient sleep
  • High number of geriatricians per capita
Challenges
  • Low prevalence of exercise
  • Low percentage of able-bodied seniors
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
Highlights
  • Excessive drinking increased 31% in the past year from 3.6% to 4.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Food insecurity decreased 40% in the past four years from 26.1% to 15.7% of adults ages 60+
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 16% since 2013 from 17.3% to 14.5% of residents
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 17% in the past year from 57.3% to 47.6% of adults ages 65+
  • Falls decreased 16% in the past two years from 35.2% to 29.6% of adults ages 65+
  • Suicide increased 11% in the past three years from 19.7 to 21.8 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
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