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How People Age 65+ Rate Their Own Health: 2012-2014

“During the period 2012–2014, 78 percent of people age 65 and over rated their health as good, very good, or excellent. The levels of health reported by older men and older women were similar.”

Older Americans 2016: Key indicators of well-being. Washington, DC: Federal Inter-Agency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics; 2016:30. Accessed December 21, 2016


Older Americans 2016: Key indicators of well-being
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
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