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
    • Self-reported overall health of older U.S. adults 2015

    • Share of older people in good or excellent health U.S. 2012-2014, by ethnicity

    • Share of U.S. older adults who were satisfied with their health 2015

    • Leading health concerns among older U.S. adults as they age 2015

    • Leading ways to maintain good health with age according to older U.S. adults 2015

    • Challenges to accessing health care for older U.S. adults 2015

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

  • 2. Disease and health conditions
    • Share of older people with select chronic health conditions U.S. 2013-2014, by gender

    • Share of older people with chronic health conditions U.S. 2013-2014, by ethnicity

    • Share of older people with select disability types U.S. 2014, by gender

    • Share of older people with depressive symptoms U.S. 1998-2014, by gender

    • Death rates for leading causes of death among older people U.S. 2014

    • Death rates for leading causes of death among older people U.S. by ethnicity 2014

    • Death rates for heart disease among older people U.S. 1981-2014

    • Death rates for cancer among older people U.S. 1981-2014

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

  • 3. Health risks
    • Share of older people who were overweight or obese U.S. 1988-2014

    • 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

    • Frequency older U.S. adults exercised for 30 minutes or more 2013-2015

    • 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

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

    • Share of older U.S. adults who are confident about affording health costs 2015

    • Share of older U.S. adults who expect health costs to increase 2014-2015

    • 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

    • Share of older people with dental insurance U.S. 2014, by age

  • 5. Treatment
    • Frequency older U.S. adults saw a doctor or other health care provider 2015

    • Elderly persons with hospital stays in the past year in the U.S. 1997-2015

    • 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 people with no natural teeth U.S. 2014, by age

    • Elderly adults in the U.S. with a mobility aid who had fallen 2015, by age

  • Language: English
  • Released: August 2017
  • Source(s): Statista
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