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How People Age 65+ Rate Their Own Health: 2012-2014

“During the period 2012–2014, 78 percent of people age 65 and over rated their health as good, very good, or excellent. The levels of health reported by older men and older women were similar.”

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; 2016:30. 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
30
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