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Ohio performed well in several areas, including prescription drug coverage, hospice use and low percentage of hospital deaths.
More than 15 percent of Ohio’s population is older than 65.
Nationally, more than 1 in 7 Americans are seniors. Due to frequent care, seniors are the largest group of health care consumers, the study said, spending three to five times more than younger U.S. residents.
The study was based on several measures and outcomes, including premature death, smoking, obesity and physical inactivity, among others.
The top-5 healthiest states for aging adults are:
3. New Hampshire
The least healthy states for aging adults included:
46. West Virginia