Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Major components of health care costs among Medicare enrollees age 65 and over, 1992 and 2004

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008. https://agingstats.gov/docs/PastReports/2008/OA2008.pdf

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Increased use of multiple prescription medications has been shown to raise the risk of adverse drug interactions for older adults. The risk of injury is associated with the use of…  
  • Medicare spending is projected to almost triple from 3% of the U.S. GDP in 2006 to 8.8% by 2030.  
  • Among Americans aged 65 and older, heart disease and cancer are the top two leading causes of death.  
  • In 2011, the leading causes of death in the U.S. were chronic diseases: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, and stroke (cerebrovascular diseases).  
  • Most older Americans have at least one chronic condition.  From 2006-2008, the most frequently occurring conditions among older Americans were: Hypertension (38%) Diagnosed arthritis (50%) All types of heart disease (32%) Any cancer (22%) Diabetes…