Government Report Outlines Health Status of "Older Americans"

September 2, 2010

I missed this earlier in the summer, but wanted to let you know about a government report, Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being, which provides information on the health status of Americans aged 65 years and older, including life expectancy, chronic health conditions, symptoms of depression, prescription drug costs, obesity, physical activity, mammograms, and more. Several of the topics are split into male and female data, such as the percentage of women and men who have heart disease, hypertension, and other conditions, so this could be a good quick reference source for understanding some aspects of the health status of women older than 65.

Random Aside: does the generic descriptor “older Americans” bother anyone else? It always makes me ask, “Older than what/who?”

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