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State Summary: Tennessee, 2020 Senior Health
Tennessee
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Tennessee, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High prevalence of seniors with a dedicated health care provider
Challenges
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High prevalence of avoided care due to cost
  • High early death rate
Highlights
  • Physical inactivity increased 21% in the past four years from 31.1% to 37.5% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 56% since 2013 from 10.6% to 4.7% of residents
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 34% in the past five years from 73.4% to 48.1% of adults ages 65+
  • Able-bodied adults increased 7% since 2013 from 58.6% to 62.6% of adults ages 65+
  • Obesity increased 28% in the past four years from 23.9% to 30.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Drug deaths increased 37% in the past three years from 7.8 to 10.7 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
WEBSITE: tn.gov/health
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