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The oldest old: Health in Europe and the United States

  • Authors
  • Solé-Auró A, Crimmins EM
  • UPF authors
  • SOLÉ AURO, AÏDA;
  • Authors of the book
  • Robine, Jean-Marie; Jagger, Carol; Crimmins, Eileen (editors)
  • Book title
  • Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • Publication year
  • 2013
  • Pages
  • 1-33
  • ISBN
  • 9780826109941
  • Abstract
  • Increasing longevity is one of the primary drivers of population aging. As life expectancy increases, more people will survive to the oldest ages. People who have reached 80 years of age live longer now than they did in the past. Health plays an important role on understanding how long and well you will live. We investigate the health and survival of the oldest old across 13 industrialized countries using nationally representative cross-national samples of older Europeans and Americans. Countries with the longest life expectancy at age 80 are not the countries where survival to age 80 was high nor are they the countries with better health after age 80. For instance, southern Europeans of very old age tend to have a higher life expectancy than northern Europeans in this age group, but they have more functioning problems. Characteristics of those over age 80 differ markedly by country in ways that affect health in later life, e.g. in gender, marital status, education and health behaviors.
  • Complete citation
  • Solé-Auró A, Crimmins EM. The oldest old: Health in Europe and the United States. Dins: Robine, Jean-Marie; Jagger, Carol; Crimmins, Eileen (editors). Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 1 ed. 2013. p. 1-33.
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