Aging: Demographics, Health, and Health Services by Elizabeth Vierck

By Elizabeth Vierck

The graying of the USA might be the main major demographic occasion of contemporary occasions. healthiness care and meals have superior, and child boomers achieving heart age and retirement will impression American society either now and within the future years. Vierck and Hodges current important records on getting older americans in a readable and fascinating structure, describing developments, providing insights, and offering a framework for figuring out the information. This booklet contains many formerly unpublished facts resources, and Vierck and Hodges supply analytical aid to elucidate the huge volume of data. accomplished analyses, for instance, have been performed on newly to be had nursing domestic, domestic health and wellbeing care, and hospice care information, and an intensive interpretation of nutrients info via Kris Hodges offers new views at the dietary prestige of the aged. The publication, divided into sixteen chapters on assorted facets of getting older and wellbeing and fitness, can be worthy to gerontologists, geriatricians, healthiness coverage analysts, researchers, librarians and knowledge experts, advertising and marketing execs, reporters, scholars, and others doing study on getting older, well-being, and future health providers.

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In fact, the United States ranks eleventh in life expectancy among countries with populations of 10 million or more. One of the most intriguing areas of research on aging is the examination of such factors as gender, race, income, education, and lifestyle, all of which influence how long we live. Many of the findings from this research are what one would expect. For example, exercising and refraining from smoking both prolong life. Likewise, affluent and highly educated people live longer than those who are poor and have less education.

Life expectancy differs between blacks and whites Life expectancy at birth differs by race. 1). However, if blacks live to age 65, their life expectancy is much closer to that of whites than it was at birth. 2 years for blacks. White females have a longevity advantage over black women as well as over men of both races. 9 years, while a black girl born in the same year could expect to live to age 75. 3 years. The longevity hierarchy also holds true for the population aged 65+. 1). Despite the claims made for the exceptional longevity of Russian Georgians or Bolivian mountaineers, there is no reliable record of any human being surviving past 120 years of age.

8. Bureau of the Census, "Educational Attainment in the United States: March 1998," Current Population Reports, P-20-513 (October 1998): 2. 9. Fischer, Growing Old in America, 142. 10. Howard N. , "Labor Force Projections to 2008: Steady Growth and Changing Composition, Monthly Labor Review (November 1999): 22. 11. Fischer, Growing Old in America, 145. 12. Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1999 (119th edition) (Washington, DC, 1999). 13. Ken Dychtwald, Age Power (New York: Tarcher, 1999).

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