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Use of Clinical Preventive Services and Prevalence of Health Risk Factors Among Adults Aged 50–64

National and State-Level Racial/Ethnic, Socioeconomic, and Health Insurance Coverage Status Disparities

This report tracks national and state-level data on the use of preventive services and the prevalence of risk factors among adults aged 50 to 64.

Indicators and Analysis

It examines the use of four disease screenings, two immunizations, and two composite measures indicating individuals were up-to-date with select clinical preventive services, as well as the prevalence of five risk factors. This study also examines these 13 indicators across racial/ethnic groups, income levels, educational attainment, and health insurance coverage status, and across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Value of Preventive Care at Midlife

For midlife adults, maintaining a healthy lifestyle along with having routine recommended screenings and immunizations is critical to healthy aging. Hundreds of thousands of lives would be saved each year if people quit using tobacco, lost weight, exercised routinely, and consumed a healthy diet. It has been estimated that 25,000 to 40,000 deaths per year among Americans under the age of 65 could be prevented through optimal use of nine recommended clinical preventive services.  Yet, Americans in this age group underuse preventive services and face considerable health challenges.

Summary of Results

This study reveals that fewer than 1 in 3 midlife adults were up-to-date with select recommended preventive services, 44 percent reported having high blood pressure ever, and 33 percent were obese. … Back to Article

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