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2014-06-30 12:26:46

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau provides the latest, comprehensive look at the nation's population aged 65 and older, comprising 40.3 million in 2010. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140630/123079 The 65+ in the United States: 2010 report contains many findings about the 65-and-older population on topics such as socio-economic characteristics, size and growth, geographic distribution, and longevity and health....

2014-05-06 16:29:44

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's 65-and-older population is projected to reach 83.7 million in the year 2050, almost double in size from the 2012 level of 43.1 million, according to two reports released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. A large part of this growth is due to the aging of baby boomers (individuals born in the United States between mid-1946 and mid-1964), who began turning 65 in 2011 and are now driving growth at the older ages of the...

2013-12-13 13:20:00

Health expenditures show stronger association with gains in life expectancy for males than for females throughout the industrialized countries of the world Health care spending is a large – and ever increasing - portion of government budgets. Improving its efficiency has therefore become critically important. In the first-ever study to estimate health spending efficiency by gender across 27 industrialized nations, researchers discovered significant disparities within countries, with...

Elderly Live Longer In Recessions
2013-10-08 12:59:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The elderly tend to die in higher numbers when the economy is booming versus when its heading for recession, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers analyzed the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of 19 developed countries in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Australia between 1950 and 2008. They also plotted the GDP figures against the numbers of deaths among 40 to 44...

2013-09-30 23:40:25

Active-aging trends create significant business opportunities and growth, finds a new report from International Council on Active Aging®. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 What do Google and Hollywood know that most businesses have yet to learn? They know that providing products and services to address the interests, desires, needs and expectations of an aging population is good business. “Driving many of these business opportunities is active aging,” says Colin Milner,...

Healthy Life Expectancy State-By-State Analysis
2013-07-19 05:16:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Seniors living in Hawaii have the longest healthy life expectancy, while those living in the South, regardless of race, have the lowest, the CDC reported on Thursday in a state-by-state analysis of life expectancy for Americans 65 years of age. Healthy life expectancy (HLE) is a population health measure that estimates the number of expected years of life in good health for people at a given age. "Where you live in the United...

2013-07-10 14:15:25

Rising unemployment rates stop upward trend of fertility in European countries The economic crisis has put measurable pressure on birth rates in Europe over the last decade. On average, the more the unemployment rose, the greater the decrease in fertility compared to the number of children per women expected without the crisis. This is the result of a new study performed by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany. MPIDR demographers Michaela...

2013-07-09 15:25:20

Demographic change is predicted to increase emergency hospital admissions and length of emergency visits As the population gets older, and the baby boomers begin to enter their 60's and 70's, one might assume that the number of trips to the emergency department will also increase. This is contradicted by new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), which shows that population aging will not cause the number of emergency department (ED) visits to increase between now and 2050....


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