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Aging in America

Aging Global aging is a success story. People today are living longer and generally healthier lives. This represents the triumph of public health, medical advancement, and economic development over disease and injury, which have constrained human life expectancy for thousands of years. IN AMERICA Additional Average Life Expectancy after age 65, 1900-2004 25 20 15 10 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 1 in 8 US Citizens is over the age of 65 Diseases Affecting US Senior Citizens MEN WOMEN 24% 19% Cancer Cancer 37% 26% 2.75 out of 5 of them are women Heart Disease Heart Disease 52% 54% Hypertension Hypertension 10% 12% Asthma Asthma 11% 10% Leading Causes of Death among people 65+ (1981-2004) Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema 43% 54% Influenza & Diabetes Arthritis Arthritis Pneumonia Alzheimer's Disease 19% 17% Diabetes Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases Diabetes Cerebrovascular Diseases Diseases of the Heart 2.4 million people celebrated their 65th Birthday in 2008 Malignant Neoplasm Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System.

Aging in America

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This infographic shows that life expectancy in the United States has increased and pays due to medical advancements for making that possible. It provides data for life expectancy in the U.S, the types...


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