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Vermont Senior Health Ranking (United Health Foundation)


Story Behind the Curve

Summary from 2018 report:


  • Low percentage of ICU use
  • Low prevelance of smoking
  • High home-delivered meals rate
  • High prevalence of falls
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low percentage of hospice care use


  • In the past year, food insecurity decreased 20% from 15.4% to 12.3% of adults aged 60+
  • In the past year, home health care workers decreased 6% from 172.3 to 161.8 aides per 1,000 adults aged 75+
  • In the past three years, SNAP reach decreased 30% from 136.8 to 95.2 participants per 100 adults aged 60+ in poverty
  • In the past five years, flu vaccination coverage decreased 10% from 65.4% to 59.0% of adults aged 65+
  • In the past four years, full-mouth teeth extractions decreased 14% from 17.5% to 15.1% of adults aged 65+
  • In the past four years, suicide increased 11% from 19.4 to 21.6 deaths per 100,000 adults aged 65+

What Works
Notes on Methodology

America’s Health Rankings® Senior Reports were built upon the World Health Organization definition of health:

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Our model reflects that determinants of health directly influence health outcomes, with determinants accounting for three-quarters and outcomes accounting for one-quarter of each state’s overall score and ranking. Four categories of determinants are included in the model of health: Behaviors, Community & Environment, Policy, and Clinical Care.

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