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Physical activity in older adults with reduced physical or cognitive function

39.3% of people 65 and over with reduced physical or cognitive function participated in some sort of physical activity in 2012.

Healthy People 2020, Older Adults, National Snapshots. https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/older-adults/national-snapshot. Published August 25 2014. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
Healthy People 2020, Older Adults, National Snapshots
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
Published August 25 2014
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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