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State Summary: Utah, 2020 Senior Health
Utah
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Utah, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low risk of social isolation
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
Challenges
  • High prevalence of falls
  • Low prevalence of seniors with a dedicated health care provider
  • High suicide rate
Highlights
  • Food insecurity decreased 27% since 2013 from 14.2% to 10.4% of adults ages 60+
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 47% in the past year from 5.5% to 2.9% of residents
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 12% in the past three years from 59.0% to 52.0% of adults ages 65+
  • Falls decreased 7% since 2014 from 30.9% to 28.7% of adults ages 65+
  • Multiple chronic conditions increased 12% in the past five years from 26.9% to 30.0% of Medicare enrollees ages 65+
  • Drug deaths increased 66% in the past three years from 8.9 to 14.8 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
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