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State Summary: District of Columbia, 2020 Senior Health
District of Columbia
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: District of Columbia, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • High home health care worker rate
  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • High flu vaccination coverage
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High prevalence of falls
Highlights
  • Seniors who avoided care due to cost decreased 51% in the past year from 6.3% to 3.1% of adults ages 65+
  • Food insecurity increased 14% in the past year from 17.7% to 20.1% of adults ages 60+
  • SNAP reach decreased 25% in the past year from 100.0 to 74.8 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • Flu vaccination coverage increased 16% in the past two years from 51.7% to 59.8% of adults ages 65+
  • High health status increased 18% since 2013 from 39.3% to 46.4% of adults ages 65+
  • Drug deaths increased 209% in the past three years from 20.4 to 63.0 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
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