Center for Population Health Sciences | Seminar Series: John W. Rowe

March 26, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Li Ka Shing Center, LK 320, 3rd floor, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

John W. Rowe, M.D.
Professor
Health Policy and Aging
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Aging in America: National and State Trends in Well-Being of Older Persons

This presentation will include findings from two recent studies. The first is an analysis of trends in mental and physical well-being in a national sample of older individuals between 2003-2017. Results show stable to slightly increasing physical health and a decline in mental health, especially amongst the young old (aged 65-69) and those with low education and wealth. The second study traces trends in the status of older persons, as reflected in the Aging Society Index, in individual States between 2003-2017. Findings indicate substantial variability between States in the baseline status of older persons and the trends over time.  The impact of potential drivers of these trends are evaluated.

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