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Heart disease was the leading cause of death for those over 65 in 2006 with 1,297 deaths per 100,000.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, DC: US Government Priting Office; 2010. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/main_site/default.aspx

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
US Government Priting Office
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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