Vicki Freedman

Freedman finds black Americans live more of their older years with disability than white Americans

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"Gaps in active life expectancy remain between black, white Americans" - Business Insider. 8/9/2016.

Analyzing data collected 1982-2011, Vicki Freedman and Brenda Spillman found that older black Americans spent more years needing help with daily living than white Americans. They say: "Understanding long-range trends in longevity and disability is useful for projecting the likely impact of the baby-boom generation on long-term care utilization and spending.... Public health measures directed at older black adults - particularly women - are needed to offset impending pressures on the long-term care delivery system as the result of population aging."


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