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Growth of 65+ population between 2010 and 2030

In 2010, seniors age 65 and older comprised 13% of the total U.S. population. That number will grow to 20% in 2030.

Smith, Benjamin D., Grace L. Smith, Arti Hurria, Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, Thomas A. Buchholz. Future of Cancer Incidence in the United States: Burdens Upon an Aging, Changing Nation. J Clin Oncol. 2009; 27(17): 2758-65. http://jco.ascopubs.org/cgi/content/short/27/17/2758?rss=1&ssource=mfc

Reference

Title
Future of Cancer Incidence in the United States: Burdens Upon an Aging, Changing Nation
Publication
J Clin Oncol
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Smith, Benjamin D., Grace L. Smith, Arti Hurria, Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, Thomas A. Buchholz
Volume & Issue
Volume 27, Issue 17
Pages
2758-65
URL
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