The State of Aging in America: Data Briefs

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) State of Aging and Health in America: Data Brief Series

State of Aging and Health in America: Data Brief Series are topic-specific documents focusing on public health issues related to older adults. These briefs provide public health professionals with the most recent data available on health and aging related conditions, including the importance of brain health, the management of chronic conditions, and caregiving burdens, to help identify needs and mitigate the future effects of a growing older population.

The briefs also provide data by important breakdowns such as by state, age, gender, and ethnicity which can be useful for states and other stakeholders in making informed decisions and policies related to these issues.

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Coronary Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction and Stroke Data Brief

State of Aging and Health in America: Data Brief Series features topic-specific documents on public health issues related to older adults. The Coronary Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction and Stroke data brief is the third in the series.

The brief provides public health professionals with the most recent, practical, and useful data available on coronary heart disease, blood pressure, and stroke for adults aged 45 years or older. Key data breakdowns by state, age, gender, and ethnicity are included and are often useful for states and other stakeholders in making informed decisions and policies related to these issues.

Several Calls to Action to increase overall health and well-being messaging to both the growing older population and their caregivers conclude the brief.

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Caregiving Data Brief

Caregiving is an important public health issue that affects the quality of life for millions of individuals. Caregivers provide assistance with another person’s social or health needs. Caregiving may include help with one or more activities important for daily living such as bathing, dressing, and providing transportation.

The Caregiving brief includes the most recent and relevant Caregiving data available, including aging related conditions, the importance of brain health, and the management of chronic conditions to help identify needs and mitigate the future effects of a growing older population.

The brief concludes with action steps that give specific direction on actions that you and your community can take to make changes that positively impact caregivers

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Subjective Cognitive Decline Data Brief

Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD) is the self-reported experience of worsening or more frequent confusion or memory loss. It is a form of cognitive impairment and one of the earliest noticeable symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The SCD brief includes the most recent data available on SCD and aging related conditions, including the importance of brain health, the management of chronic conditions, and caregiving burdens, to help identify needs and mitigate the future effects of a growing older population.

The brief concludes with action steps that give specific direction on how to improve the health and well-being of persons with SCD.

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The State of Aging and Health in America 2013

The 2013 report highlights data from 2009-2010, with a Spotlight on mobility related issues for older adults. Two changes were made to the indicators from previous reports: Tooth Retention replaced Tooth Loss, and Cholesterol Checked Within Past 5 Years was replaced with Taking Medication for High Blood Pressure.

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The State of Aging and Health in America 2007

The 2007 report highlights data from 2003-2004, with a Spotlight on Preventing falls.

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The State of Aging and Health in America 2004

The 2004 report highlights data from 2001-2002, with a Spotlight on Physical Activity.

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