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U.S. adults aged 65 and older - health status by indicator 2010

Health status of U.S. adults aged 65 or older in 2010, by indicator

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Release date

July 2013


United States

Survey time period


Age group

65 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Frequent mental distress is defi ned as having had 14 or more mentally unhealthy days in the previous month.
** Disability was defined on the basis of an affirmative response to either of the following two questions on the 2010 BRFSS: “Are you limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems?” or “Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?”

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