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Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries Living in Nursing Homes
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    Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries Living in Nursing Homes
    (Year: 2012; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 2.7%
    Alaska 1.0%
    Arizona 0.5%
    Arkansas 3.6%
    California 1.5%
    Colorado 1.7%
    Connecticut 3.7%
    Delaware 2.4%
    District of Columbia 2.9%
    Florida 1.8%
    Georgia 2.3%
    Hawaii 0.9%
    Idaho 1.5%
    Illinois 3.3%
    Indiana 3.8%
    Iowa 4.9%
    Kansas 4.0%
    Kentucky 3.3%
    Louisiana 3.6%
    Maine 2.6%
    Maryland 2.3%
    Massachusetts 3.2%
    Michigan 2.2%
    Minnesota 1.3%
    Mississippi 3.6%
    Missouri 3.4%
    Montana 2.7%
    Nebraska 4.3%
    Nevada 1.0%
    New Hampshire 3.6%
    New Jersey 2.9%
    New Mexico 1.5%
    New York 2.6%
    North Carolina 2.3%
    North Dakota 5.3%
    Ohio 2.9%
    Oklahoma 3.1%
    Oregon 0.6%
    Pennsylvania 2.8%
    Rhode Island 2.7%
    South Carolina 2.3%
    South Dakota 4.8%
    Tennessee 2.8%
    Texas 2.8%
    Utah 1.3%
    Vermont 2.8%
    Virginia 2.3%
    Washington 1.3%
    West Virginia 2.6%
    Wisconsin 2.6%
    Wyoming 3.2%
    National Average 2.5%
    90th Percentile 3.8%
    50th Percentile 2.7%
    10th Percentile 1.3%
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • The denominator included all Medicare beneficiaries age 65-99.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • Nursing home residence was determined using the Minimum Data Set (MDS) file, which includes records for all residents in Medicare or Medicaid-certified nursing homes. A beneficiary had to have a minimum of 100 days in a nursing home setting to be included in the numerator.




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