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State Summary: West Virginia, 2020 Senior Health
West Virginia
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low prevalence of severe housing problems
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High early death rate
  • Physical inactivity decreased 16% since 2013 from 41.2% to 34.7% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health
  • The number of geriatricians decreased 7% in the past year from 11.1 to 10.3 per 100,000 adults ages 65+
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 14% in the past five years from 73.9% to 63.5% of adults ages 65+
  • Preventable hospitalizations increased 9% in the past year from 3806.0 to 4143.0 discharges per 100,000 medicare enrollees ages 65-74
  • Obesity increased 23% since 2013 from 27.7% to 34.0% of adults ages 65+
  • Teeth extractions decreased 22% since 2014 from 33.7% to 26.3% of adults ages 65+
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