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Hawaii Ranks #2 in Senior Health
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 4591 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii Overall Rank #2

From America's Health Rankings

We focus on behaviors, community and environment, policy and clinical care to provide a comprehensive picture of the nation’s health.

Core Measure Impact

Which measures have the greatest impact on a state's overall ranking? The size of the circle or length of the bar illustrate the impact that each individual measure has on the state's overall rank. Green measures have a positive impact and red measures have a negative impact on the state's overall ranking.  The size of the circle represents the impact each individual measure has on the state's overall ranking

LINK >>> Core Measures

Strengths

  • Lowest geriatrician shortfall
  • Low prevalence of smoking & obesity
  • Lowest rate of preventable hospitalizations

Challenges

  • High percentage of hospital deaths
  • Highest prevalence of underweight seniors
  • Low percentage of recommended hospital care

Highlights

  • Hawaii has the lowest prevalence of depression among seniors in the nation.
  • Hawaii has the lowest prevalence of obesity among seniors in the country; 29,000 seniors are obese in the state.
  • In the past year, the estimated geriatrician shortfall decreased from 16.3 percent to 13.1 percent; Hawaii ranks 1st in this measure.
  • The percentage of hospital deaths among seniors decreased in the last year, from 38.8 percent to 32.6 percent.
  • The percentage of seniors using hospice care in the last 6 months of life increased by more than 65 percent in the last year, from 21.5 percent to 35.6 percent. However, Hawaii still ranks 46th in hospice care.

Disparities

  • In Hawaii, 16.0 percent of seniors with a college education are physically inactive compared to 50.2 percent of seniors with less than a high school education.

read  ... America's Health Rankings -- Hawaii Data

PDF: Hawaii State Report

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