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State Summary: Massachusetts, 2020 Senior Health
Massachusetts
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Massachusetts, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of avoided care due to cost
  • High prevalence of cancer screenings
  • Low suicide rate
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High percentage of hospital readmissions
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
Highlights
  • Excessive drinking increased 46% in the past three years from 7.0% to 10.2% of adults ages 65+
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 13% in the past year from 10.5% to 9.1% of residents
  • Home health care workers increased 42% in the past two years from 209 to 297 aides per 1,000 adults ages 65+ with a disability
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 19% since 2013 from 66.9% to 54.5% of adults ages 65+
  • High health status increased 13% since 2013 from 42.6% to 48.0% of adults ages 65+
  • Early death decreased 6% since 2013 from 1,614 to 1,516 death per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
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