Navigation Links
Americans living longer, enjoying greater health and prosperity, but important disparities remain
Date:3/27/2008

ries age 65 or older enrolled in the program increased from 18.2 million to 19.7 million, with two-thirds selecting stand-alone plans and one-third in Medicare Advantage plans.

Several new specific indicators have been added in Older Americans 2008:

  • Housing. Most older people live in adequate, affordable housing. However, a significant percentage has housing-related issues that can pose problems to an older persons physical or psychological well-being. In 2005, 41 percent of households with people over age 65 had significant housing-related problems, such as housing cost burden (expenditures on housing and utilities that exceed 30 percent of household income), physically inadequate housing and crowded housing. The prevalence of housing cost burden for households with people age 65 and over increased from 30 percent in 1985 to 38 percent in 2005, compared with 26 and 33 percent, respectively, for all U.S. households. Notably, a smaller percentage of older adults housing had major physical problems, such as faulty plumbing or poor upkeep5 percent in 2005 versus 8 percent in 1985.

  • Use of Time. The proportion of leisure time that older Americans spent socializing and communicatingsuch as visiting friends or attending social eventsdeclines by age, from 13 percent in those ages 55 to 64 to 10 percent for those 75 and over. The proportion of leisure time devoted to sports, exercise, recreation and travel also declines with age. On an average day, most Americans age 65 and older spent at least half of their leisure time watching television. Americans age 75 and older spent a higher proportion of their leisure time reading, relaxing and thinking than did those ages 55 to 64.

  • Health Literacy. Among older Americans, the average level of health literacythe extent to which people can obtain, process and understand basic health information and serviceswas lower than that of any other age group, and it
    '/>"/>

Contact: Vicky Cahan
nianews3@mail.nih.gov
301-496-1752
NIH/National Institute on Aging
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. High Costs Force Third of Americans to Skip Needed Health Care
2. African Americans less likely than whites to get colonoscopy despite family history of colon cancer
3. Country Music Star Troy Gentry Partners With National Non-Profit Patient Advocate Foundation to Spread the Message About Challenges to Healthcare Access for Insured and Uninsured Americans
4. New Poll From Lake Research Shows Americans Support Allowing Physicians to Own and Operate Hospitals
5. Survey Finds Many Americans Clueless About Eye Disease
6. Despite Looming Shortage of State and Local Public Health Workers, Americans Confident Governments are Prepared to Deal with Public Health Threats
7. Kidney Patient Advocacy Community Joins National Effort to Raise Awareness about Health Crisis Impacting more than 26 Million Americans
8. Americans Sleepier Than Ever
9. Lupus Advocates Seek Increased Federal Response to Life-Changing, Life-Threatening Disease Affecting 1.5 Million Americans
10. African Americans Show Facial Aging in Eyes Earlier Than Caucasians
11. Video: YMCAs Commit to Helping Americans Keep Their New Years Resolutions in Support of Health and Well-Being
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/20/2014)... The holidays can be anything but joyous for people ... candles and other allergy triggers. "The dust from ... packed away in dank basements or dusty attics is ... Rachna Shah, an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University ... release. Shah, who is also an allergist at ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 20, 2014 The Doctor’s Office Urgent Care ... better part of a decade. They’ve treated over 40,000 ... faster healthcare alternative to the Paramus area. ... new additions to their staff of top-notch board certified physicians: ... MD. These new doctors will work tirelessly to ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... New York (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 ... continue to move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein ... study which suggests that children treated with the ... hormone linked to breast development and lactation. The ... at 34 children and adolescents who began treatment ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 20, 2014 The aftermath of the November ... stir, not only in Hollywood, but worldwide. As ... the ripples of that attack are starting a finger-pointing game ... risk. But they are not the only ones affected, ... in for some embarrassing times ahead, agents and lawyers could ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 2014 Developers of FCPX ... new plugin for Final Cut Pro X entitled TranSlice ... 5 allows users to create hand drawn text animations ... Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “TranSlice Volume 5 ... maintaining an easy to use interface.” , TranSlice Volume ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies 2Health News:The Doctor's Office Urgent Care Adds 3 New Physicians to Their Growing Medical Team 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of Study Suggesting Medication May Raise Prolactin Levels in Children 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of Study Suggesting Medication May Raise Prolactin Levels in Children 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of Study Suggesting Medication May Raise Prolactin Levels in Children 4Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 2Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 3Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 4Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 5Health News:Pixel Film Studios released a new transition entitled TranSlice Volume 5 exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2
... , , , NEW YORK, ... is available in its catalogue. , , ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131247/Lung-Cancer-Therapeutics.html , , ... Cancer Therapeutics in Millions of US$. The US market for Non-Small ...
... ... Diego, CA adds General Motors and Qualcomm to the program! , ... Portland, ME (PRWEB) September 8, 2009 -- Image Sensors ... San Diego, CA. The 3rd annual international event will address the latest trends and technologies ...
... , , , Will ... , , NEW YORK, Sept. 8 MARK ... of Lighthouse International, the 104-year-old non-profit leader in vision healthcare, research, ... in healthcare management, will start in his new role on September ...
... , ... head back to school , ... (PRWEB) September 8, 2009 -- As the unemployment rate in Canada holds steady at 8.6%, more ... the recession. , , , ,CDI College, a career college with 13 campus locations across Canada, ...
... The New York Football Giants are asking their fans to ... EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 8 We heard you bleed BLUE! ... ) , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090908/DC71650LOGO ) , , On ... with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. The ...
... Sept. 8 Give an Hour(TM), a national nonprofit organization providing ... their loved ones, announces results of its August 2009 survey and ... survey in May 2009. , , Give an ... effectiveness and to determine how programs and services can be adapted ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Therapeutics Report 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Therapeutics Report 3Health News:Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Therapeutics Report 4Health News:Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Therapeutics Report 5Health News:Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Therapeutics Report 6Health News:Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Therapeutics Report 7Health News:Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Therapeutics Report 8Health News:Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Therapeutics Report 9Health News:Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Therapeutics Report 10Health News:Image Sensors 2009 Offers Promotional Discount on Machine Vision and Wireless Power Summits 2Health News:Image Sensors 2009 Offers Promotional Discount on Machine Vision and Wireless Power Summits 3Health News:Mark G. Ackermann Is Named New President and CEO of Lighthouse International 2Health News:Mark G. Ackermann Is Named New President and CEO of Lighthouse International 3Health News:Fall 2009 Sees Spike in Enrollments at CDI College 2Health News:New York Giants to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive 2Health News:Give an Hour(TM)'s Volunteer Mental Health Professionals Provide Nearly $1.7 Million in Services to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, Families, and Communities 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014   Aratana Therapeutics, Inc ... company focused on the licensing, development and commercialization ... positive results from its pivotal field study of ... pain in dogs with osteoarthritis.  In the study, ... scores that were statistically significant compared to placebo ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... separating membrane market has witnessed robust development with ... albeit as a later starter. In 2012, the size of ... RMB12 billion, with the proportion worldwide soaring to 16.3%. It ... market will continue its growth rate by around 20% in ... jump to roughly RMB25 billion. An integrated membrane ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... December 17, 2014 Los beneficios ... un alto nivel de gasto en investigación y desarrollo ... (finalizado el 30 de septiembre de 2014) ZEISS aumentó ... millones de euros (año anterior: 4.190 millones de euros) ... Las ganancias (EBIT) crecieron un 14 por ciento, a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 5Separation Membranes Market (Company, Country & Application) Research Reports for Global and Chinese Regions 2Separation Membranes Market (Company, Country & Application) Research Reports for Global and Chinese Regions 3ZEISS confirma su posición en un entorno difícil 2
... ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1 Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK ... a Phase 1-2a multicenter, dose-ranging study of TELCYTA in combination ... nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a leading peer reviewed ... Vol. 4, No. 10. Data on this study were ...
... , MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 1 IRIDEX Corporation ... FlexFiber(TM) a laser fiber probe intended for effective delivery ... procedures. Introduced at the 2009 American Academy of ... , this consumable product represents an increase in IRIDEX, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Telik Announces Publication of Positive Phase 1-2a Results of a Multicenter Study of TELCYTA(R) in Combination With Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 2IRIDEX Introduces New ENT Laser Delivery Devices at AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting 2
Reusable, stainless steel trephine with handle....
Reusable, stainless steel trephine with handle....
Reusable, stainless steel trephine with handle....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size. For use in performing free-hand uniform donor buttons....
Medicine Products: