Alliance for Aging Research generated statistics, based on year 2000 percentage prevalence estimates by Nkomo et al. 2006 AND Bach et al. 2007 AND U.S. Census 2016
2.7% of U.S. adults suffer from stroke, with the highest prevalence in Alabama (4.3%) and the lowest prevalence in Minnesota (1.9%).
African Americans and those living in the southeastern United States experience the greatest
disease burden of stroke.
In 2016, 3.5 million Americans celebrated their 65th birthday.
The average life expectancy of a child born in 2016 in the U.S. is 78.6 years old—30 years longer than a child born in 1900.
In 2016, 1 million grandparents ages 60 and older were responsible for the basic needs of one or more grandchildren ages 18 and younger who were living with them.
From January to June of 2017, 22 percent of Americans age 85 and older needed help with personal care.
The major sources of income in older Americans in 2015 were Social Security (84 percent), income from assets (63 percent), earnings (29 percent), private pensions (37 percent), and government employee pensions (16 percent).
The median income of older Americans in 2016 was $31,618 for men and $18,380 for women.
Around 28 percent—13.8 million—of non-institutionalized older adults lived alone in 2016.
In 2016, there were 27.5 million older women and 21.8 older men in the U.S.
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