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The percentage of noninstitutionalized adults 65 years of age and over with limitation of activity decreased from 39% to 36% between 1997 and 1999 and then remained at 34-35% between 2000 and 2007.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health, United States, 2009. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2009. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus09.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2009
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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