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Around 28 percent—13.8 million—of non-institutionalized older adults lived alone in 2016.

Around 28 percent—13.8 million—of non-institutionalized older adults lived alone in 2016.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2018; 2018. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2017OlderAmericansProfile.pdf. Accessed May 8, 2018

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2018
Publication Date
2018
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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