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From January to June of 2017, 22 percent of Americans age 85 and older needed help with personal care.

From January to June of 2017, 22 percent of Americans age 85 and older needed help with personal care.

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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  • Today's Older Population

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