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State Summary: Nebraska, 2020 Senior Health
Nebraska
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Nebraska, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of insufficient sleep
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • Low prevalence of frequent physical distress
Challenges
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • Low number of geriatricians per capita
  • Low prevalence of cancer screenings
Highlights
  • Food insecurity increased 48% since 2013 from 7.7% to 11.4% of adults ages 60+
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 16% in the past two years from 14.5% to 12.2% of residents
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 8% in the past two years from 62.7% to 57.9% of adults ages 65+
  • High health status increased 14% since 2013 from 40.2% to 45.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Multiple chronic conditions increased 9% in the past five years from 30.6% to 33.4% of Medicare enrollees ages 65+
  • Suicide increased 24% in the past three years from 10.7 to 13.3 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: dhhs.ne.gov
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