Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health. The State of Aging and Health in America 2007. Washington, D.C.: Merk Institute of Aging and Health; 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/saha_2007.pdf
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