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.
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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