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Prevalence of Selected Chronic Conditions Among Adults Age 65 and Over, 2000-2001

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merck Institute of Aging and Health. The State of Aging and Health in America 2004. Washington, D.C.: Merck Institute of Aging and Health; 2004. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/State_of_Aging_and_Health_in_America_2004.pdf

Reference

Title
The State of Aging and Health in America 2004
Publisher
Merck Institute of Aging and Health
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merck Institute of Aging and Health
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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