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Older American population change between 1980 and 2007

Between 1980 and 2007, the percentage of Americans 65-74 years of age decreased slightly from 7% to 6%, while the percentage of Americans 75 years of age and over increased from 4% to 6%.

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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  • Today's Older Population

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