According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 80% of those over 65 have at least one chronic condition and about 50 % have at least two.
You can go to the CDC interactive site and check your state and others HERE
You can also view the information by indicators such as:
Physically Unhealthy Days
Frequent Mental Distress
Oral Health: Complete Tooth Loss
No Leisure-Time Physical Activity
Eating ≥ 5 Fruits and Vegetables Daily
Among the overall USA findings:
20% of people aged 65 and older are obese
Almost 33% are sedentary
25 % of the women aged 65 and older haven’t had a mammogram in the last two years
Almost 6% report mental distress 14 or more days in the past month.
Interestingly, to me, it varies widely from state to state like for obesity – Iowa is high – 24% but it’s not the cold winters as as Louisiana is at 25% and Maryland at 23% and they are warmer in the winter…
Check your state – it’s interesting.