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State Summary: New York, 2020 Senior Health
New York
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: New York, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • High home health care worker rate
  • Low suicide rate
  • High coverage of smokefree laws
Challenges
  • High prevalence of insufficient sleep
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • Low percentage of hospice care use
Highlights
  • Physical inactivity decreased 11% since 2013 from 31.3% to 28.0% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • Excessive drinking increased 17% in the past four years from 6.9% to 8.1% of adults ages 65+
  • Food insecurity decreased 37% in the past two years from 19.3% to 12.1% of adults ages 60+
  • Home health care workers increased 16% in the past two years from 342 to 398 aides per 1,000 adults ages 65+ with a disability
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 23% in the past year from 58.0% to 44.8% of adults ages 65+
  • Early death decreased 8% since 2013 from 1,668 to 1,535 death per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
WEBSITE: health.ny.gov
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