Over 30 million Americans are sixty-five years of age or older according to U.S. Census figures. This represents 12.8 percent of the population compared with less than 1 percent in 1900. Reductions in death rates account for the increase in older Americans. The aging of the population introduces many medical, social, and ethical issues into the public debate.
Aged—Health and hygiene
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