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State Summary: Georgia, 2020 Senior Health
Georgia
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Georgia, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High prevalence of cancer screenings
  • High percentage of hospice care use
Challenges
  • Low percentage of volunteerism
  • High prevalence of avoided care due to cost
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
Highlights
  • Physical inactivity decreased 20% in the past two years from 37.2% to 29.8% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • Cancer screenings increased 9% in the past two years from 69.9% to 76.4% of seniors receiving recommended screenings
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 12% since 2014 from 60.1% to 52.6% of adults ages 65+
  • Multiple chronic conditions increased 9% in the past five years from 37.8% to 41.2% of Medicare enrollees ages 65+
  • High health status decreased 8% in the past two years from 39.4% to 36.2% of adults ages 65+
  • Cognitive difficulty decreased 26% since 2013 from 11.2% to 8.3% of adults ages 65+
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