Dynamics of health changes in the oldest old: new perspectives and evidence.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Improvement in survival at advanced ages suggests that important changes in health and the natural history of disease processes may be occurring concurrently. a general model based upon cohort and life-course perspectives describes the changing relation of morbidity, disability, and mortality over time. Variability across different social and economic conditions is examined among institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly, and between the United States and Japan. Future policy must take account of the qualitative, as well as the quantitative, changes in aging.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Manton, KG; Soldo, BJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 206 - 285

PubMed ID

  • 3889709

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-1997

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/3349881


  • eng