Quick Facts on Aging What is the life expectancy of someone who is 65 years of age? An additional 18 years. At 85 years of age, women are likely to live 7 more years and men an additional 6 years. Are there more older men or women? There are more older women than ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2002
Quick Facts on Aging
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  • Rosemary Lubinski
    University at Buffalo
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Article   |   January 01, 2002
Quick Facts on Aging
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2002, Vol. 7, 10. doi:10.1044/gero7.1.10
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2002, Vol. 7, 10. doi:10.1044/gero7.1.10
What is the life expectancy of someone who is 65 years of age? An additional 18 years. At 85 years of age, women are likely to live 7 more years and men an additional 6 years.
Are there more older men or women? There are more older women than men. Women comprise 58% of the population age 65 years and older, and 70% of those over 85 years. Older men are more likely to be married, and older women are more likely to be widowed and living alone. These data are true for the US and other countries.
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