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State Summary: Iowa, 2020 Senior Health
Iowa
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Iowa, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of insufficient sleep
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
Challenges
  • Low number of geriatricians per capita
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of low-care nursing home residents
Highlights
  • Food insecurity increased 19% in the past year from 10.2% to 12.1% of adults ages 60+
  • SNAP reach decreased 11% in the past year from 67.6 to 60.0 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 12% since 2014 from 18.1% to 15.9% of residents
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 15% since 2013 from 70.2% to 59.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Falls decreased 17% in the past two years from 31.7% to 26.2% of adults ages 65+
  • Teeth extractions decreased 29% since 2014 from 17.3% to 12.2% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: idph.iowa.gov
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