Vicki Freedman

Freedman et al find women are living longer than men, but with fewer disability-free years

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"More Older Women Now Living With 'Moderate' Disability, Study Shows" - US News & World Report. 3/17/2016.

Vicki Freedman, Douglas Wolf, and Brenda Spillman analyzed data from two large studies of disability trends among Medicare enrollees over the past 30 years. Freedman says they found that "older men have been living longer and experiencing disability at later ages than they used to, while older women have experienced smaller increases in life expectancy and even smaller postponements in disability. As a result, older women no longer can expect to live more active years than older men, despite their longer lives."

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