Table 17G: HCBS Population Age 65+

Assessing the Health and Welfare of the HCBS Population

Table 17: Outcome Indicators by State Prevalence of Chronic Conditions, 2005a

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Table 17G: HCBS Population Age 65+

Outcome IndicatorPrevalence of
Diabetes
Prevalence of
Asthma in Adults
Prevalence of
Cardiovascular Disease
Prevalence of
High Blood Pressure
Prevalence of
Serious Mental Illness
>Median≤Median>Median≤Median>Median≤Median>Median≤Median>Median≤Median
Short-Term Complications of Diabetes16890174112152124128152151126
Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease6,0003,3196,3024,0096,4773,8794,7645,0705,9514,392
Congestive Heart Failure9,7075,6709,4417,12110,3156,5797,7768,5119,7337,245
Composite: Potentially Preventable Infection12,9398,80313,7469,67314,7059,06110,88311,93814,0939,922
    Bacterial Pneumonia7,6965,6408,4015,8998,7685,6546,5387,5928,5036,093
    Urinary Tract Infection5,2433,1625,3443,7745,9373,4064,3454,3475,5903,829
Infection Due to Device or Implant597405603463626448504543585484
Dehydration3,3251,8413,2242,3763,6112,1382,6362,8253,5742,313
Composite: ACSC Chronic Conditions19,46411,17719,41613,87220,29613,28915,54116,89219,15314,562
Composite: ACSC Acute Conditions12,3588,26112,8999,27113,9418,61510,22111,65813,6269,337
Composite: ACSC Overall31,82019,43732,31223,14134,23521,90225,75928,54932,77823,897
Pressure Ulcer5,1562,9175,2153,6045,1953,5974,3793,6464,9623,857
Injurious Falls568461588484677430504573687457
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ACSC = ambulatory care-sensitive condition; HCBS = home and community-based services; I/DD = intellectual and development disabilities; SMI = serious mental illness.

a. All outcome indicators expressed as potentially avoidable hospital stays per 100,000 persons in the HCBS population. HCBS population for outcome indicators excludes: individuals under age 18; people with only institutional use in a given quarter; people on managed care plans; and persons in the States of Arizona, Maine, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Dually eligible = dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. Eligibility for Medicare defined as inclusion in Medicare denominator file.

Medicaid only = part of Medicaid HCBS population but not enrolled in Medicare.

HCBS subpopulations of I/DD, SMI, Under 65 Without I/DD or SMI, and 65+ are defined as in the Appendix.

Median is defined as the value at which half of States are below and half of States are above.

Source for Outcome Indicators: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data, and Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data.

Sources for column heading data are described in the Appendix.

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Table 17G: HCBS Population Age 65+: Assessing the Health and Welfare of the HCBS Population. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/hcbs/hcbsfindings/hcbsfindtab17g.html