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Are China's oldest-old living longer with less disability? A longitudinal modeling analysis of birth cohorts born 10 years apart

Liu, Zuyun; Han, Ling; Feng, Qiushi; Dupre, Matthew E; Gu, Danan; Allore, Heather G; Gill, Thomas M; Payne, Collin

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BACKGROUND China has transitioned from being one of the fastest-growing populations to among the most rapidly aging countries worldwide. In particular, the population of oldest-old individuals, those aged 80+, is projected to quadruple by 2050. The oldest-old represent a uniquely important group-they have high demand for personal assistance and the highest healthcare costs of any age group. Understanding trends in disability and longevity among the oldest-old-that is, whether successive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-02-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/157060
Source: BMC medicine
DOI: 10.1186/s12916-019-1259-z
Access Rights: Open Access

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