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State Summary: Louisiana, 2020 Senior Health
Louisiana
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Louisiana, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low suicide rate
  • High percentage of hospice care use
  • Low prevalence of falls
Challenges
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High early death rate
  • High prevalence of smoking
Highlights
  • SNAP reach decreased 20% in the past year from 77.6 to 62.2 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 46% since 2013 from 22.8% to 12.2% of residents
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 16% in the past year from 54.4% to 45.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Falls decreased 13% in the past two years from 31.0% to 26.9% of adults ages 65+
  • Cognitive difficulty decreased 24% since 2013 from 12.1% to 9.2% of adults ages 65+
  • Drug deaths increased 72% in the past three years from 5.3 to 9.1 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
WEBSITE: ldh.la.gov
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