Silver Book Fact

In 2003, 26.3% of noninstitutionalized Americans between the ages of 65 and 74, and 44% of Americans age 75 and over, had activity limitations caused by chronic conditions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2005. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus05.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • Prescription drug spending growth accelerated in 2006 to 8.5%, partly as a result of Medicare Part D’s impact.  
  • This year’s national health spending projection anticipates an average annual growth of 6.9% from 2006 to 2016.  
  • More than Three-Fifths of Health Care Spending Is on Behalf of People with Multiple Chronic Conditions  
  • Individuals with Chronic Illnesses and Activity Limitations Have More Home Health Care Visits  
  • In 2002, the healthy life expectancy at birth was 69 years in the U.S. – 67 years for men and 71 years for women.