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State Summary: New Jersey, 2020 Senior Health
New Jersey
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: New Jersey, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of food insecurity
  • High prevalence of cancer screenings
  • Low prevalence of falls
Challenges
  • High prevalence of avoided care due to cost
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
Highlights
  • Physical inactivity increased 34% in the past four years from 28.0% to 37.4% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • Flu vaccination coverage increased 11% in the past five years from 57.2% to 63.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Food insecurity decreased 30% in the past two years from 14.0% to 9.8% of adults ages 60+
  • Frequent mental distress increased 71% in the past four years from 6.8% to 11.6% of adults ages 65+
  • Teeth extractions decreased 44% since 2014 from 13.9% to 7.8% of adults ages 65+
  • Drug deaths increased 84% in the past three years from 4.3 to 7.9 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
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