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State Summary: South Carolina, 2020 Senior Health
South Carolina
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: South Carolina, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low percentage of hospital readmissions
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
Challenges
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • Low prevalence of exercise
  • Low home health care worker rate
Highlights
  • Physical inactivity increased 16% in the past four years from 26.8% to 31.2% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 19% in the past year from 6.4% to 5.2% of residents
  • Home health care workers increased 11% in the past two years from 82 to 91 aides per 1,000 adults ages 65+ with a disability
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 11% in the past five years from 65.3% to 58.4% of adults ages 65+
  • Cognitive difficulty decreased 18% since 2013 from 10.8% to 8.9% of adults ages 65+
  • Obesity increased 25% since 2013 from 25.2% to 31.5% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: scdhec.gov
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