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Growth of oldest-old Americans during the 20th century

During the twentieth century, the population of oldest-old Americans (those age 85 and older) grew from just over 100,000 to 4.2 million.

New Stroke Treatment Likely to Decrease Health Care Costs and Increase Quality of Life. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/news_and_events/press_releases/pressrelease_stroke_treatment_042298.htm. Published 21-Apr-1998

Reference

Title
New Stroke Treatment Likely to Decrease Health Care Costs and Increase Quality of Life
Publication Date
Published 21-Apr-1998
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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