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Change in the Prevalence of Diseases Among Older Americans: 1984-1994

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  • Eileen Crimmins

    (University of Southern California)

  • Yasuhiko Saito

    (Nihon University)

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    The prevalence of diseases increased among older Americans in recent years. The largest increases have been in the proportion of the population with heart disease and cancer. There has also been a decrease in the number of older persons with no disease and an increase in the proportion of people with multiple conditions. The severity of disability among women with most diseases has been reduced; among men there has been no reduction in disability.

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    Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 9 (November)
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    Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:3:y:2000:i:9

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    Keywords: co-morbidity; disability; morbidity trends; older population;

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    1. Eileen Crimmins & Mark Hayward & Yasuhiko Saito, 1994. "Changing mortality and morbidity rates and the health status and life expectancy of the older population," Demography, Springer, vol. 31(1), pages 159-175, February.
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    1. Hui Liu & Zhenmei Zhang, 2013. "Disability Trends by Marital Status Among Older Americans, 1997–2010: An Examination by Gender and Race," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer, vol. 32(1), pages 103-127, February.

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