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Percent of Persons with Limitations in Activities of Daily Living by Age Group: 2005

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2007. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2008. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2007/docs/2007profile.pdf

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2007
Publisher
US Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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