Prevalence of Reduced Muscle Strength in Older U.S. Adults: United States, 2011–2012
Muscle strength status did not differ by sex, except among persons aged 80 and over, where women had a higher prevalence of weak muscle strength than men.
Elder Maltreatment Prevention
Elder maltreatment is a significant public health problem. Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited.
Prevalence of Incontinence Among Older Americans
More than one-half of noninstitutionalized women and more than one-quarter of noninstitutionalized men aged 65 and over reported a urinary leakage. Observed differences in accidental bowel leakage rates by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, poverty level, education, and marital status were not statistically significant.
Advance Care Planning: An Introduction for Public Health and Aging Services Professionals
This course will prepare and encourage public health and aging services professionals to consider their vital role in helping older Americans plan and document what should be done in the event they become seriously ill or lose decision-making capacity.