Based on 2000-2002 mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries, there is a 33-percentage point spread between the risk-adjusted mortality ratios achieved in the best 10% of hospitals and the bottom 10%.… [ Get More Details ]
Disability Increases with Age
“Disability increases with age. In 2014, 42 percent of people age 85 and over reported any disability, compared with 17 percent of people ages 65–74. People age 85 and over… [ Get More Details ]
Marital status of older population by gender, 2014
Around 1.3 million elderly Americans are currently in nursing homes (around half are age 85 and older).
[ Get More Details ]
Older population by race, 2006-2008
In 2006–2008, Whites represented 88.1 percent of the total 90-andover population. Blacks represented 7.6 percent of the 90-and-over population and Asians represented 2.2 percent. About 4 percent of the 90-and-older population reported themselves to be… [ Get More Details ]