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Functional limitations in older adults, 2007-2011

Between 2007 and 2011, the percentage of people aged 65 and over who had moderate to severe functional limitations increased from 29.3% to 32.2%.

Healthy People 2020, Older Adults, National Snapshots. https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/older-adults/national-snapshot. Published August 25 2014. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
Healthy People 2020, Older Adults, National Snapshots
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
Published August 25 2014
Authors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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