Growth of older population by age group, 1990-2008
In 2008, the 65-74 age group (20.1 million) was over 9 times larger than in 1900. In contrast, the 75-84 group (13 million) was 17 times larger and the 85… [ Get More Details ]
Older U.S. population by gender
There are about 5.5 million more older women in the United States than older men.
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Daily living activities of Medicare beneficiaries, 2007
In 2007, more than 25% of community-resident Medicare beneficiaries over age 65 had difficulty in performing one or more activities of daily living. An additional 4.6% reported difficulties with instrumental… [ Get More Details ]