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State Summary: Kansas, 2020 Senior Health
Kansas
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Kansas, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of avoided care due to cost
  • High coverage of smokefree laws
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
Challenges
  • Low number of geriatricians per capita
  • High percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • Low percentage of able-bodied seniors
Highlights
  • Excessive drinking decreased 8% in the past year from 6.2% to 5.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 10% in the past year from 20.3% to 18.2% of residents
  • Obesity increased 18% since 2013 from 26.3% to 31.0% of adults ages 65+
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 17% since 2013 from 67.6% to 56.3% of adults ages 65+
  • Frequent mental distress increased 11% in the past year from 6.5% to 7.2% of adults ages 65+
  • Teeth extractions decreased 23% since 2014 from 18.8% to 14.5% of adults ages 65+
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