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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)

Abstract

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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  • Eileen Crimmins & Yasuhiko Saito, 2000. "Change in the Prevalence of Diseases Among Older Americans: 1984-1994," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 3(9), November.
  • Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:3:y:2000:i:9
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    1. repec:aph:ajpbhl:1994:84:1:20-28_9 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. 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;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 31(1), pages 159-175, February.
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    1. Gu, Danan & Dupre, Matthew E. & Warner, David F. & Zeng, Yi, 2009. "Changing health status and health expectancies among older adults in China: Gender differences from 1992 to 2002," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 68(12), pages 2170-2179, June.
    2. Liang, Jersey & Wang, Chia-Ning & Xu, Xiao & Hsu, Hui-Chuan & Lin, Hui-Shen & Lin, Yu-Hsuan, 2010. "Trajectory of functional status among older Taiwanese: Gender and age variations," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 71(6), pages 1208-1217, September.
    3. 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;Southern Demographic Association (SDA), vol. 32(1), pages 103-127, February.

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    Keywords

    comorbidity; disability; morbidity trends; older population;

    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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