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State Summary: Washington, 2020 Senior Health
Washington
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Washington, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High voter turnout
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
Challenges
  • Low community support expenditure
  • High suicide rate
  • Low percentage of hospice care use
Highlights
  • Food insecurity decreased 26% since 2013 from 14.3% to 10.6% of adults ages 60+
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 9% in the past year from 63.9% to 58.4% of adults ages 65+
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 30% in the past year from 8.8% to 6.2% of residents
  • High health status increased 9% in the past two years from 44.1% to 47.9% of adults ages 65+
  • Falls decreased 16% since 2014 from 32.7% to 27.6% of adults ages 65+
  • Drug deaths increased 16% in the past three years from 8.6 to 10.0 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
WEBSITE: doh.wa.gov
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