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Chronic diseases among older adults

Of the total older adult population over 90 percent have a chronic disease (i.e. heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes), and more than 75 percent have two or more.

National Council on Aging, Fact Sheet, Health Aging, 2014; 2014. http://www.ncoa.org/assets/files/pdf/FactSheet_HealthyAging.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

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  • Today's Older Population

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