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State Summary: North Dakota, 2020 Senior Health
North Dakota
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: North Dakota, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of avoided care due to cost
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • Low prevalence of food insecurity
Challenges
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • Low percentage of hospice care use
  • Low number of geriatricians per capita
Highlights
  • Physical inactivity decreased 16% since 2013 from 34.6% to 29.1% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • The number of geriatricians increased 65% in the past year from 2.6 to 4.3 per 100,000 adults ages 65+
  • Pneumonia vaccination coverage increased 9% since 2014 from 68.8% to 75.2% of adults ages 65+
  • Multiple chronic conditions increased 7% in the past five years from 31.9% to 34.2% of Medicare enrollees ages 65+
  • Obesity increased 41% since 2013 from 24.4% to 34.3% of adults ages 65+
  • Teeth extractions decreased 24% since 2014 from 17.1% to 13.0% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: health.nd.gov
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