America's Health Rankings, United Health Foundation Logo
State Summary: West Virginia, 2020 Senior Health
West Virginia
2020 Senior Report
Page 1 of 6
SummaryDownload Summary
State Findings: West Virginia, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High flu vaccination coverage
  • Low prevalence of severe housing problems
Challenges
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High early death rate
Highlights
  • 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+
WEBSITE: dhhr.wv.gov
Page 2 of 6
Page 3 of 6
Infographic:Download Infographic
In-Depth Profile:Download Profile
Page 4 of 6
Page 5 of 6
Page 6 of 6

Please tell us a little more about you

We appreciate you taking the time to help America’s Health Rankings better understand our audiences. Your feedback will allow us to optimize our website and provide you with additional resources in the future. Thank you.

Please select one option which best describes your profession or field of expertise

Journalist or media professional
Health Policy Professional
Public health professional (state, local, or community level)
Health care provider or administrator
Member of an advocacy group or trade organization
Academic, student, or researcher
Government administrator, legislator, or staffer
Concerned citizen
Other
Don't show me this again
Please take a quick survey.