Below is a breakdown of the 2015 Country Wide study of the Quality of Health and Life of Senior Citizens by each state.
Physical Inactivity Worsens; Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors Pose Long-term Challenges:
After showing promising improvements in last year’s edition, physical inactivity rates increased in 2015; one-third of seniors (33.1 percent) did not engage in any physical activity or exercise outside of work, marking a 15.3 percent increase from the previous year (28.7 percent).
Seniors are exhibiting other unhealthy behaviors and chronic conditions – some preventable – that could compromise their well-being and quality of life:
37.6 percent of seniors have four or more chronic conditions;
26.7 percent of seniors are obese;
8.7 percent of seniors smoke; and
16.1 percent of seniors have had all of their teeth removed due to tooth decay or gum disease.
Despite promising gains in end-of-life care metrics, community support spending per capita for seniors – support that helps older adults stay in their homes – has declined by 23.9 percent the past two years.
Find out how state’s seniors rank in physical inactivity, food insecurity, SNAP reach, and hospice care and see the ranking for overall senior health. Use dropdown menus to narrow or expand information:
To see the state Rankings in full, visit: www.americashealthrankings.org/senior. (Source)