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1

How many people were 65+ in 2005?

36.6 million

2

What % of the population was 65+ in 2005?

12.4% of US population (1 in 8)

3

Since 1990, the % of Americans increased from 4.1% to?

12.4% in 2004 --> It tripled

4

What has the number of Americans 65+ done since 1990?

Increased almost 12 times
(3.1 million to 36.3 million

5

In 2005, the 65-74 age group was how many times larger than in 1990?

8.5 times (18.6 million)

6

In 2005, the 75-84 age group was how many times larger than in 1990?

17 times larger (13.1 million)

7

In 2005, the 85+ age group was how many times larger than in 1990?

42 times larger (5.1 million)

8

In 2000, how many Americans were 65+?

35 million

9

In 2010, how many million Americans were 65+ and what was the % increase from 2000?

40 million, 15% increase

10

In 2030, what is the predicted number of Americans 65+ and what will be the % increase from 2010?

55 million, 36% increase

11

In 2000, how many Americans were 85+?

4.2 million

12

In 2010, how may million Americans were 85+ and what was the % increase from 2000?

6.1 million, 40% increase

13

In 2030, what is the predicted number of Americans 85+ and what was the % increase from 2010?

7.3 million, 44% increase

14

In men over 65, what % lives with a spouse?, alone?, Other?

72% with spouse
19% alone
9% other

15

In women over 65, what % lives with a spouse?, alone?, other?

42% with spouse
38% alone
20% other

16

What are the 4 highest states with the greatest number 65+?

1. California
2. Florida
3. Pennsylvania
4. New York

17

What are the 3 highest states that have the greatest % of 65+ (in 2005)?

1. Florida
2. West Virginia
3. Pennsylvania

18

Elderly represent what % of population?

13%

19

Elderly represent what % of hospital stays?

36%

20

Elderly represent what % of all days of hospital care?

49%

21

Elderly represent what % of all physician hours?

50%

22

How many chronic conditions does the average 75 year old have?

3

23

The average 75 year old uses what % of all prescription drugs?

4.5%

24

How many average 75 year olds have at least 1 disabling condition?

1 in 4

25

Chronic disease results in what % of hospital stays and that % of Medicare costs?

70% hospital stays
60% Medicare costs

26

What % of all hospital admission are caused by inappropriate drug prescribing?

17%

27

By age 80, how many elderly have at least 1 disability (many have multiple disabilities and chronic conditions)?

3 out of 4

28

Medication problems cause what % of all hospital admissions?

17%

29

How many elderly receive inappropriate prescriptions?

1 in 5

30

What is the geriatric health care work force in?

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