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Older Women Workers and Economic Security

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Fact sheet which discusses the economic needs of older women, their sources of income, and the gender wage gap by race and ethnicity.  Also discusses factors behind lower wage outcomes for women and policy changes that could improve economic security for women.  From the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor


Nearly Half a Million Americans Suffered from Clostridium Difficile Infections in a Single Year

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes the threat posed by clostridium difficile, the portion of the population most at risk, and what is being done to mitigate the threat.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Antipsychotic Drug Use

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

Examines the use of antipsychotic drugs among elderly patients suffering from dementia, the dangers associated with such drug use, and what actions the federal government has taken to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs by older adults with dementia.  From the Government Accountability Office



Prevalence of Reduced Muscle Strength in Older U.S. Adults: United States, 2011-2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides national estimates of muscle strength in older U.S. adults.  Found that 5% of persons aged 60+ had weak muscle strength with 13% intermediate and 82% normal.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Hospitalizations for Patients Aged 85 and Over in the United States, 2000-2010

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

The number of adults aged 85+ in the U.S. rose by 31% from 2000 to 2010.  With such growth expected to continue, the very elderly are likely to account for an increasing share of hospital utilization and cost.  This report compares hospitalizations and their cause  for adults 85+ with those aged 65-74 and 75-84.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Crimes Against the Elderly, 2003-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Statistics

Compares the rate of violent and property crimes experienced by the elderly compared to other groups of Americans. Also covers identity theft victimization of the elderly.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Older Americans with a Disability: 2008-2012

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Examines the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics as well as the geographic distribution of the older population with a disability.  From the Census Bureau


Characteristics of Residents Living in Residential Care Communities, by Community Bed Size: United States, 2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Finds that smaller communities had a higher percentage of residents who were male, minority, and receiving Medicaid.  They tended to be more impaired.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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