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Increase in 65 and older population, 2003 to 2030

The U.S. census bureau projects a rise in the 65 and older population, from 12.4% in 2003 to 17.4% in 2030.

DeVol R, Bedroussian A, Charuworn A, et al. An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease. The Milken Institute; October 2007. http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/publications.taf?function=detail&ID=38801018&cat=ResRep

Reference

Title
An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease
Publisher
The Milken Institute
Publication Date
October 2007
Authors
DeVol R, Bedroussian A, Charuworn A, et al
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  • Future Demographics

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