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Hypertension Prevalence and Control Among Adults: United States, 2015-2016

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db289.pdf

The overall hypertension rate was 29% and increased with age from 7.5% for ages 18-39 up to 63.1% for those 60+.  Also looks at differences by races and gender. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Participate in the Arts

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/StayingEngaged_0917.pdf

Examines such health characteristics as cognitive ability, physical function, and hypertension rates among elderly Americans who participate in arts activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Unpaid Eldercare in the United States—2015-16 Data from the American Time Use Survey

Categories: Elderly,Statistics,Women

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/elcare_09202017.pdf

Estimates that 16% of the U.S. civilian population age 15+ provided unpaid eldercare during a recent two year period.  Provides demographic characteristics of those providers and recipients of care, the time spent, and the activities provided.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2017 Update

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257526/NatlPlan2017.pdf

Provides narrative descriptions of agency activities in the effort against dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease completed during 2016.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security 2017

Categories: Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2017/fast_facts17.pdf

Highlights data on the most important aspects of the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs, including the people they serve and the benefits they provide.  From the Social Security Administration

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2016

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2016/oasdi_sc16.pdf

Basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  From the Social Security Administration

 

An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027

Categories: Business/Economics,Elderly,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52801-june2017outlook.pdf

Predicts modest U.S. economic growth of 1.9 to 2% through 2027 with rising budget deficits due to retirement and health care programs for older people.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Vaccination Coverage Among Adults Aged 65 and Over: United States, 2015

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db281.pdf

Reports on types of vaccination coverage for elderly including influenza, pneumococcal, shingles, and tetanus booster within the last 10 years.  Data are presented by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and poverty status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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