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American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

  • By: Elizabeth R. Purdy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

According to government estimates, there were 15,542,288 males and 21,653,879 females over the age of 65 living in the United States in 2006, comprising 12.5 percent of the total population. By 2030, as the baby boomer generation ages, elderly Americans are ...

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