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Dementia prevalence was found to increase with age, from 5% of those Americans aged 71-79 years to 37.4% of those aged 90 and older.

Anderson G. Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care. Washington, D.C.: PhRMA; 2007. http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/sites/default/files/docs/ChronicCareChartbook_FINAL_0.pdf

Reference

Title
Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Anderson G
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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