Geriatric health in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about geriatric health in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about geriatric health in the United States. It contains figures on disease and health conditions, health risks, insurance and care costs, and treatment for the elderly population of the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. U.S. overview
    • Faith in the health system to deal with the aging population in the U.S. 2016

    • Percentage of U.S. people who needed help with personal care from others 1997-2017

    • Measures taken by U.S. adults to prepare for old age and death as of 2018

  • 2. Disease and health risks
    • Share of elderly U.S. adults who were obese 2013-2018

    • Share of elderly U.S. adults who smoked 2013-2017

    • Share of elderly U.S. adults who fell in the past year 2014-2018

    • Percentage of U.S. older people who received influenza vaccination 1997-2017

    • Percentage of older U.S. people who received a pneumococcal vaccination 1997-2017

    • Projected numbers of older people with Alzheimer's in the U.S. 2010-2050

    • U.S. adults with subjective cognitive decline from 2015-2016, by gender

    • Functional limitations in U.S. adults with cognitive decline from 2015-2016, by age

  • 3. Death
    • Death rates for all causes in the U.S. 2016, by age and gender

    • U.S. Alzheimer death rates among older people 2000-2015

    • Older U.S. adults death rate due to falls in 2007 and 2016, by age

    • Older U.S. adults death rate due to falls in 2007 and 2016, by ethnicity

  • 4. Insurance and care costs
    • Projected number of aged people enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S. 2018-2025

    • Older people with Alzheimer or dementia: U.S. aggregate care costs 2011-2018

    • Mean payment per elderly Medicare beneficiary with and without Alzheimer's U.S. 2017

    • Cost per elderly Medicare beneficiary with and without Alzheimer's by condition 2017

    • Sources who should pay for long-term care according to older adults U.S. 2018

    • Support for government sponsored long-term care insurance from 2013 to 2018

  • 5. Treatment
    • Elderly persons with hospital stays in the past year in the U.S. 1997-2016

    • Percentage of U.S. people who needed help with personal care from others 1997-2017

    • Rate of home health care workers per elderly in the U.S. 2013-2018

    • Share of elderly U.S. adults who visited the dentist 2014-2018

  • 6. Miscellaneous
    • Large U.S. firms offering retiree health benefits to Medicare-age retirees 2000-2017

    • Share of older U.S. adults who felt medical marijuana provides pain relief as of 2017

    • Share of older U.S. adults who would ask a health provider about marijuana 2017

    • Opinions on flu vaccination requirements for U.S. nursing home staff as of 2017

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