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Death rates between 1990 and 2007

Between 1990 and 2007, death rates for the 65-84 population declined–by 41.6% for men ages 65-74 and 29.5% for men ages 75-84.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2010. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2011. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2010profile.pdf

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2010
Publisher
US Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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