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Table 2:
Estimated Probability of Having Specified Disease at Age 70: 1984 and 1994 U.S. Noninstitutionalized Population.
 


    Males Females

    1984 1994 1984 1994
Mortal Diseases Heart Disease .19 .25 .12 .16
  Hypertension .40 .43 .49 .47
  Stroke .07 .09 --- ---
  Cancer .12 .21 .11 .16
  Diabetes .11 .14 .12 .13
           
Morbid Conditions Arthritis .44 .49 .59 .62
  Osteoporosis .01 .01 .05 .12
  Broken Hip --- --- --- ---
  Glaucoma .04 .06 .05 .08
           
Impairments Cataracts .13 .16 .21 .24
  Blindness --- --- .03 .03
  Hearing Trouble* --- --- --- ---
  Dizziness --- --- --- ---

--- No Significant Change at .05 level
* Hearing trouble includes deafness in one or both ears and other trouble hearing with one or both ears.
Source: SOAI,SOAII. Estimates computed from logistic regressions of age, and year of survey on presence of disease.

 

 

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Change in the Prevalence of Diseases among Older Americans: 1984-1994
Eileen M. Crimmins, Yasuhiko Saito
© 2000 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ISSN 1435-9871
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