County-Level Variation in Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 2012
MULTIMEDIA — Volume 12 — January 22, 2015
The map illustrates the geographic variation across counties and shows that counties in the South in states such as Texas, Florida, and Kentucky as well as counties in the Northeast in states such as New York and Pennsylvania have the highest prevalence of Medicare beneficiaries with 6 or more chronic conditions, whereas counties in western states such as Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming have the lowest prevalence.
The map illustrates the geographic variation across counties and shows that counties with the highest prevalence of Medicare beneficiaries with 6 or more chronic conditions are located predominantly in southern states (eg, Texas, Florida, Kentucky) and northeastern states (eg, New York, Pennsylvania). Counties with the lowest prevalence are found mostly in western states (eg, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming).
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