NC drops in national rankings on senior care

A national study of senior health care in the United States shows North Carolina sliding in rankings, related mostly to increasing obesity, depression and food insecurity.   The United Health Care Foundation's annual Senior Report ranks North Carolina 37th in the nation for care of the state's senior population. In 2018, North Carolina ranked 33rd.  Hurting North Carolina's ranking this year is a 17% increase in obesity – from 25.9% to 30.3% – of adults aged 6 5 and older in the last three…
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