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Volume 2: No. 3, July 2005

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Tracking Healthy Days — A Window on the Health of Older Adults

  Days
Women Men
Low SES 10.1 8.8
Middle SES 6.4 5.3
High SES 4.0 3.5

Figure. Mean number of unhealthy days among adults aged ≥65 years by level of socioeconomic status (SES) and sex, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2003. Low SES: those without a high school diploma or with annual household income of <$15,000. High SES: those with a college degree and with annual household income of ≥$50,000. Middle SES: all other respondents.

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