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State Summary: Delaware, 2020 Senior Health
Delaware
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Delaware, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • Low prevalence of avoided care due to cost
  • High percentage of able-bodied seniors
Challenges
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High prevalence of multiple chronic conditions
  • Low number of geriatricians per capita
Highlights
  • Smoking decreased 19% in the past four years from 10.5% to 8.5% of adults ages 65+
  • Poverty decreased 28% in the past year from 8.5% to 6.1% of adults ages 65+
  • Avoided care due to cost decreased 45% in the past year from 5.8% to 3.2% of adults ages 65+
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 11% in the past year from 65.2% to 58.3% of adults ages 65+
  • High health status increased 18% in the past year from 38.3% to 45.2% of adults ages 65+
  • Obesity increased 25% since 2014 from 26.0% to 32.5% of adults ages 65+
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