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State Summary: North Carolina, 2020 Senior Health
North Carolina
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: North Carolina, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low prevalence of falls
  • Low percentage of hospital readmissions
Challenges
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High prevalence of avoided care due to cost
  • Low percentage of 4- or 5-star nursing home beds
Highlights
  • Excessive drinking increased 47% in the past four years from 4.9% to 7.2% of adults ages 65+
  • Smoking increased 33% in the past two years from 8.8% to 11.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Multiple chronic conditions increased 10% in the past five years from 35.7% to 39.2% of Medicare enrollees ages 65+
  • Able-bodied adults increased 7% since 2013 from 61.5% to 65.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Falls decreased 12% in the past two years from 28.1% to 24.8% of adults ages 65+
  • Cognitive difficulty decreased 13% in the past five years from 10.0% to 8.7% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: ncdhhs.gov
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