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" School, those 85 and older have a three-fold greater risk of losing their independence, seven times the chance of entering a nursing home and two-and-a-half times the risk of dying compared to persons 65 to 74 years of age. "
In Poor Health, the Federal Commitment to Vulnerable Americans: Hearing ... - Page 4
by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging - 1990 - 124 pages
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America in Transition: An Aging Society, 1984-85 Edition : an Information Paper

1985 - 98 pages
...oldest of the old. According to the recent work of Lawrence Branch at Harvard Medical School, those 85 and older have a three-fold greater risk of losing...dying compared to persons 65 to 74 years of age.' 6 HOSPITAL USAGE Although total short-stay hospital admissions for the elderly have decreased slightly...
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Developments in Aging

United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging - 1987
...oldest of the old. According to the recent work of Lawrence Branch at Harvard Medical School, those 85 and older have a three-fold greater risk of losing their independence, seven times the 14 National Center for Health Statistics: Health, United States, 1985. 15 National Center for Health...
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Aging America: Trends and Projections : an Information Paper to ..., Volume 4

1989 - 152 pages
...oldest of the old. According to the recent work of Lawrence Branch at Harvard Medical School, those 85 and older have a three-fold greater risk of losing...risk of dying compared to persons 65 to 74 years of age.30 HOSPITAL USE The use of hospitals by older people, as measured by the number and rate of hospital...
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