Floridians living longer but are sicker, study says

Floridians living longer but are sicker, study says

Floridians may be living longer, but not necessarily better, according to a new state-by-state report on seniors out today from America’s Health Rankings.

Although the Sunshine State ranked 30th overall, the first-time report noted some worrisome trends.

For instance, Florida came in last for its high percentage of seniors with more than one chronic health condition, and next to last in chronic drinking.

The inaugural report was commissioned by the United Health Foundation and builds on the annual America’s Health Rankings report, which has been coming out for 23 years.

“The America’s Health Rankings Senior Report is a comprehensive portrait of senior health designed to inspire new, effective solutions that meet the health care needs of this rapidly expanding demographic,” said Dr. Reed Tuckson, senior adviser to United Health Foundation.

Find out more at http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/os-senior-health-rankings-florida-20130528,0,7754094.story