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State Summary: Pennsylvania, 2020 Senior Health
Pennsylvania
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Pennsylvania, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low prevalence of falls
  • High community support expenditure
Challenges
  • High level of air pollution
  • Low prevalence of high health status
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
Highlights
  • SNAP reach increased 24% in the past four years from 80.4 to 100.0 participants per 100 adults ages 60+ in poverty
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 9% in the past two years from 65.5% to 59.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Home health care workers increased 16% in the past two years from 182 to 212 aides per 1,000 adults ages 65+ with a disability
  • Frequent mental distress increased 41% in the past two years from 5.9% to 8.3% of adults ages 65+
  • Teeth extractions decreased 9% since 2014 from 18.2% to 16.5% of adults ages 65+
  • Drug deaths increased 45% in the past three years from 6.6 to 9.6 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
WEBSITE: health.pa.gov
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