Tennessee drops to 43rd in health for its senior citizens

May 21, 2014 3:05 PM

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America’s Health Rankings has released its second annual report on senior population health at the state and national levels. The data from America’s Health Rankings 2014 Senior Report shows Tennessee ranks 43rd in the country for the health of its seniors, down one place from 42nd in 2013 after accounting for an update in the study’s methodology.

This analysis reflects the health of Tennessee seniors on 34 measures of health, including prevalence of obesity, chronic health conditions, level of physical activity, food insecurity and poverty.

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