The State of aging & health in America 2013.
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The State of aging & health in America 2013.

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      The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 is the sixth volume of a series that presents a snapshot of the health and aging landscape in the United States and other regions of the world. This series presents the most current information and statistics, often specifically commissioned for the report, on the health of older adults. The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 focuses on the health of adults aged 65 years or older in the United States and was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

      An Introduction to the health of older Americans -- The National report card on healthy aging -- The State-by-state report card on healthy aging -- Spotlight: Mobility -- Appendix: Healthy People 2020 objectives – Acknowledgements.

      Twentieth-century advances in protecting and promoting health among older adults have provided many opportunities for overcoming the challenges of an aging society. The health indicators presented in The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 highlight these opportunities. By working to meet the goals for each of these key indicators, our nation can help to ensure that all of its citizens can look forward to living longer and living well. The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 provides a snapshot of our nation’s progress in promoting prevention, improving the health and well-being of older adults, and reducing behaviors that contribute to premature death and disability. In addition, the report highlights mobility (referring to movement in all of its forms) and how optimal mobility is fundamental to healthy aging.
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