Silver Book Fact

1999-2014 death rates for all causes of death among 65+

“Between 1999 and 2014, age-adjusted death rates for all causes of death among people age 65 and over declined by 20 percent.”

Fedearl Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2016: Key indicators of well-being. Washington, DC: Federal Inter-Agency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics; 2016:27. https://agingstats.gov/docs/LatestReport/OA2016.pdf. Accessed December 21, 2016

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2016: Key indicators of well-being
Publication
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
Publisher
Federal Inter-Agency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
Publication Date
2016
Authors
Fedearl Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
Pages
27
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Age - A Major Risk Factor
  • Life Expectancy

Related Facts

  • Stroke deaths and disability
    Stroke accounts for 1 of every 20 deaths in the US and is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.  
  • 1999-2014 death rates for all causes of death among 65+
    “Between 1999 and 2014, age-adjusted death rates for all causes of death among people age 65 and over declined by 20 percent.”  
  • 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…