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The “older population” is defined as:. 65 years old or older. In 2006, the older population numbered _____; an increase of ______ or ____% since 1996. 37.3 million 3.4 million increase 10% increase. About 1 in every _____ Americans (or ____%) is an older American. 8 12.4%.

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The older population is defined as

  • The “older population” is defined as:

  • 65 years old or older.


The older population is defined as

  • In 2006, the older population numbered _____; an increase of ______ or ____% since 1996.

  • 37.3 million

  • 3.4 million increase

  • 10% increase


The older population is defined as

  • About 1 in every _____ Americans (or ____%) is an older American.

  • 8

  • 12.4%


The older population is defined as

  • sex ratio of older Americans in 2006

  • 21.6 million older women

  • 15.7 million older men

  • female : male 138:100


The older population is defined as

  • In 2006, _____% of older Americans were minorities

  • ____% were black

  • ____% were Hispanic

  • ____% were Asian

  • ____% were Indian or Eskimo

  • ____% reported multiple races

  • 19.0% minorities

  • 8.3% black

  • 6.4% Hispanic

  • 3.1% Asian

  • less than 1% Indian / Eskimo

  • 0.6% reported multiple races


The older population is defined as

  • A child born in 2004 could expect to live _____ years, an increase of _____ years vs. a child born in 1900.

  • 77.9

  • 30


The older population is defined as

  • In 2004, persons reaching age 65 had a life expectancy of _____ years (_____ years for females and _____ years for males)

  • 18.7 (average)

  • 20.0 (female)

  • 17.1 (male)


The older population is defined as

  • The number of older Americans is expected to _____.

  • In 2010, the number is expected to be _____

  • In 2020, the number is expected to be _____

  • increase due to baby boomers becoming older Americans

  • 40 million (2010)

  • 55 million (2020)

  • 71.5 million (2030)


The older population is defined as

  • In 2006, older _____ (males/females) were more likely to be married.

  • men—72% vs women—42%


The older population is defined as

  • In 2006, _____% of older Americans lived in institutional settings such as nursing homes. As age increases, the % _____.

  • 4.4% or 1.62 million

  • increases dramatically

    • 65-74: 1.3%

    • 75-84: 4.4%

    • 85+ : 15.4%


The older population is defined as

  • In 2006, about half of the older Americans live in just _____ states.

  • Which ‘expected’ state is not in the list?

  • 9

  • Arizona—States are:

    • California

    • Florida

    • New York

    • Texas

    • Pennsylvania

    • Illinois

    • Ohio

    • Michigan

    • New Jersey


The older population is defined as

  • In 2006, older Americans are _____ likely to change residence.

  • In 2006, only ____% of older Americans who moved, relocated out-of-state.

  • less

  • 17.5%


The older population is defined as

  • 2006 family median income for older Americans was _____

  • 2006 median income for male older Americans was _____

  • 2006 median income for female older Americans was _____

  • $39,649

  • $23,500

  • $13,603


The older population is defined as

  • In 2006, about _____ elderly persons were below the poverty level.

  • In 2006, another _____ elderly persons were classified “near poor”

  • 3.4 million (9.4%)

  • 2.2 million (6.2%)

  • Older women had a higher poverty rate (11.5%) than older men (6.6%)

  • Whites had lower poverty rate than blacks, Asians or Hispanics

  • The highest poverty rate is among Hispanic women


The older population is defined as

  • In 2004-2005, the most frequently occurring conditions in older persons are:

  • hypertension (48%)

  • arthritis (47%)

  • heart disease (29%)

  • cancer (20%)

  • diabetes (16%)

  • sinusitis (14%)


The older population is defined as

  • In 2006, ____% of non-institutionalized persons over 65 were covered by Medicare

  • Among Medicare beneficiaries residing in nursing homes, ____% were covered by Medicaid

  • 94 (almost all)

  • 49% (almost half)


The older population is defined as

  • Elderly Body Composition:

    • Intracellular water is _____

    • Thirst is _____

    • Total body water is _____

    • These people are predisposed to _____.

  • decreased

  • decreased

  • dehydration


The older population is defined as

  • Elderly Body Composition

    • lean muscle _____

    • body fat _____

    • _____ shape is preferred to _____. Why?

  • Decreases

  • Increases

  • Pear

  • Less risk of hypertension, stroke & coronary heart disease


The older population is defined as

  • Elderly Senses

    • Hearing _____ with age

    • Taste & smell _____ with age

    • Touch & pain perception _____ with age

  • decreases

  • decreases

  • decreases


The older population is defined as

  • Elderly Stature & Posture

    • Older people become _____ because of changes in the vertebral column. Called _____.

    • _____ is an exaggeration of thoracic curvature.

  • shorter

  • kyphosis

  • dowager’s hump


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