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State Summary: Mississippi, 2020 Senior Health
Mississippi
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Mississippi, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low violent crime rate
Challenges
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • High early death rate
  • Low prevalence of exercise
Highlights
  • SNAP reach decreased 14% in the past four years from 67.6 to 57.9 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • Food insecurity decreased 27% in the past two years from 24.3% to 17.7% of adults ages 60+
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 8% since 2013 from 65.4% to 60.0% of adults ages 65+
  • Able-bodied adults increased 12% since 2013 from 54.0% to 60.4% of adults ages 65+
  • Frequent mental distress increased 32% in the past four years from 7.4% to 9.8% of adults ages 65+
  • Falls decreased 10% in the past two years from 31.5% to 28.2% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: msdh.ms.gov
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