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Maturing America: Wellbeing and Medicinal services David Oliver, PhD Steven Zweig, MD, MSPH Profile of More established Americans In 1996, there were 34 million 65 and over in the US (12.8% of the populace)
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Maturing America: Health and Health Care David Oliver, PhD Steven Zweig, MD, MSPH

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Profile of Older Americans In 1996, there were 34 million 65 and over in the US (12.8% of the populace) 1.45 a larger number of ladies than men (14 million)- for persons 85 and more established, 2.57 ladies for every man in the same age companion Since 1900, rate tripled from 4.1% to 12.8% - 3.1 million to 34 million - 85+ gathering is 31 times bigger (3.8 million) Profile of Older Americans, 1997

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Charateristics of 65+ 43% of ladies and 76% of men are hitched (33% contrast is all dowagers) 6% living with kids or different relatives 30% live alone (42% ladies, 17% men) 4% (1.4 million) in nursing homes, 1% 65-74 and 15% for 85+ 7% of minority and Hispanic were 65+, contrasted and 15% nonhispanic whites

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Life anticipation A youngster conceived in 1996 would have future of 76.1 year, 29 years longer than in 1900 At 65, future 19.2 years for ladies and 15.5 years for men Life hope at age 65 expanded 2.4 years somewhere around 1900 and 1960, and 3.4 years since 1960

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Poverty in more established Americans 3.4 million live underneath the destitution line Rate same as with more youthful persons (10.8%), yet 25.3% Blacks and Hispanics, and 47.5% of dark ladies living alone are beneath the neediness line

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Health and Health Care In 1994, 28% appraised wellbeing as reasonable or poor, contrasted and 10% for all persons (43% Blacks) Average 35 confined movement days in 1994, 14 of these in bed 54% have IADL or ADL restriction

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Distribution of Elderly Population by Age Groups % of Population 65-84

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Percentage of Population > 84 years

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Prevalence of Disability In 1990, 13.2 million Americans (70.5 for each 1000) grown-ups couldn\'t go out alone or had a reliance in ADL, 1/2 were 65+ Prevalence of inability increments with age, ladies more than 75, lower instruction and salary levels, and ethnic minorities Incidence in men and ladies same, yet ladies live more representing more prominent commonness

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Deaths in Missouri for 65+, 1998 (77% of all Missouri passings)

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Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) planning suppers shopping overseeing cash utilizing telephone doing housework taking meds Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) washing dressing eating toileting portability exchange capacity Measures of Functional Status

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Disease and Disability Mortality rates increment with handicap Number of constant wellbeing conditions emphatically identified with incapacity Osteoarthritis 34%; stroke, visual weakness, heart dx, dementia half; and PVD, lung dx, discouragement, diabetes, listening to dx, and hypertension 15%

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Do years of life include years of inability? Will late increments in life span result in more incapacity? Hypothesis of pressure of bleakness predicts a future diminishing in the quantity of years with serious infection and handicap Outcomes ought to quantify incapacity free or dynamic future Some debilitated move back to dynamic

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Dependency in one or more ADLs, 1994

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Mortality and Morbidity Future changes in wellbeing will bring about pressure of dreariness at end of life compass Reductions in mortality at maturity may have been accomplished by putting off the deadly impacts of constant maladies, e.g. dementia Best indicators of mortality are markers of set up sicknesses and level of useful insufficiency

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Implications for the heath framework Health work power Organization of medicinal services Financing restorative versus social consideration Benefits of counteractive action Genetic guiding Assistive innovations Advance consideration arranging

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