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Physical activity in older adults

More than 40 percent of older adults aged 65-74 engage in regular leisure-time physical activity, while only 27 percent of older adults aged 75+ reported doing so.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2014/docs/2014-Profile.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2014
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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