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State Summary: Maryland, 2020 Senior Health
Maryland
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Maryland, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of falls
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • High percentage of volunteerism
Challenges
  • Low voter turnout
  • Low percentage of hospice care use
  • High violent crime rate
Highlights
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 26% in the past year from 6.9% to 5.1% of residents
  • Smoking decreased 14% since 2013 from 9.2% to 7.9% of adults ages 65+
  • SNAP reach increased 16% in the past two years from 86.0 to 100.0 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • Cancer screenings decreased 8% since 2014 from 82.8% to 76.4% of seniors receiving recommended screenings
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 15% in the past year from 66.8% to 56.5% of adults ages 65+
  • Falls decreased 20% in the past two years from 28.6% to 23.0% of adults ages 65+
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