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State Summary: United States, 2020 Senior Health
United States
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: United States, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 18% in the past year from 11.9% to 9.8% of residents
  • Poverty increased 4% in the past three years from 9.0% to 9.4% of adults ages 65+
  • Home health care workers increased 27% in the past two years from 137 to 174 aides per 1,000 adults ages 65+ with a disability
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 10% in the past year from 60.4% to 54.1% of adults ages 65+
  • Able-bodied adults increased 5% since 2013 from 63.2% to 66.1% of adults ages 65+
  • Drug deaths increased 35% in the past three years from 6.8 to 9.2 deaths per 100,000 adults 65-74
  • Falls decreased 7% in the past two years from 29.5% to 27.4% of adults ages 65+
  • Multiple chronic conditions increased 5% in the past five years from 37.6% to 39.3% of Medicare enrollees ages 65+
  • Teeth extractions decreased 7% in the past two years from 14.5% to 13.5% of adults ages 65+
  • Suicide increased 3% in the past three years from 16.5 to 17.0 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
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