Published in Health and Medicine Week, March 29th, 2004
Researchers predicted an 18-22% increase in the prevalence of 50- to 69-year-olds who have difficulty bathing, dressing or walking across a room by the year 2020 if Americans continue their weight-gaining ways. The study appears in the March 2004 issue of Health Affairs.
The proportion of older men and women reporting poor or fair health could also increase by 12% and 14% respectively, according to Roland Sturm, PhD, and colleagues at Rand...
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