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Morbidity and Mortality

Morbidity and Mortality examines pain prevalence and personal health perception among aging adults, life expectancy as a measure of mortality, and falls that resulted in injury.

Indicators:

Fall Status

The following visualization depicts how often aging adults who have experienced a fall have fallen in the past year.

When we look at the data by age and income, we see that adults aged 65-74 and high-income aging adults reported less falls compared to other age groups, and income groups, respectively.

When we look at fall frequency, African Americans, low-income, and high-income aging adults had more falls compared to the White population, and middle-income aging adults, respectively.

Morbidity

When we look at the data by race and income, we see that African Americans and low-income aging adults have higher rates of negative health perception compared to the White population, and other income groups, respectively.

When we look at the data by age and income, we see that adults aged 60-64 and low-income aging adults have a higher percentages reporting that they often experience pain compared to other age groups, and income groups, respectively.

Life Expectancy

AgeTotalMaleFemaleWhiteAfrican American
60-64 Years22.821.124.223.221.4
65-69 Years1917.620.219.318
70-74 Years15.414.216.315.614.8
75-79 Years12.11112.812.112.1
80-84 Years9.18.39.59.19.2
85+ Years6.566.76.37.1

The table above depicts the life expectancy (in years) for adults aged 60 and older.

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