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The State of Aging and Health in America 2007

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    • For women age 40 or older, timely mammograms could reduce breast cancer mortality by about 16%–compared to those who are not screened.  
    • Breast cancer risk increases as a woman ages. Close to 8 out of 10 cases are diagnosed in women over the age of 50.  
    • At least 80% of older Americans live with at least 1 chronic condition. 50% live with at least 2 chronic conditions.  
    • U.S. 65+ population in 2030
      Because of longer life spans and aging baby boomers, the U.S. population aged 65 and older will double to 71 million (20% of the population) by 2030.  
    • More than 95% of colorectal cancer cases are diagnosed in individuals age 50 and older.  
    • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.  
    • The third most common type of cancer in both men and women is colorectal cancer.  
    • The number of Americans diagnosed with dementia is expected to more than double from 2.5 million in 2002 to 5.2 million in 2030.  
    • “Medicare spending has grown about nine-fold in the past two decades, from $37 billion in 1980 to $336 billion in 2005.”  
    • About 95% of health care spending for older Americans is for chronic diseases.  
    • In 2002, 61% of all deaths of those age 65 and older were caused by heart disease (32%), cancer (22%), and stroke (8%).  
    • Providing health care for an older American costs 3 to 5 times more than for an individual under age 65. As the population ages, the nation’s health care spending is…