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Percent of older adults with a chronic condition

In 2011, 80% of older adults in the U.S. had one chronic condition. Half had at least two.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthy Aging, Helping People to Live Long and Productive Lives and Enjoy a Good Quality of Life: At a glance 2011. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease & Prevention; 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/pdf/2011/healthy_aging_aag_508.pdf

Reference

Title
Healthy Aging, Helping People to Live Long and Productive Lives and Enjoy a Good Quality of Life: At a glance 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease & Prevention
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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