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2008 Report 

2008 Older Americans: Key indicators of Well-Being





Entire Chartbook
Introduction Section
Members of the Forum
About This Report      
Lists of Tables      
Indicators Section
Health Status
Health Risks & Behaviors
Health Care
Special Feature: Literacy & Health Literacy
Data Needs    
Appendix A: Detailed Tables Available in Excel Spreadsheets: Also includes data from previous editions.
Appendix B: Data Source Descriptions
Appendix C: Glossary

Downloading the Data

Older American 2008 is divided into several sections. You may download the entire chartbook by clicking on the corresponding link or you may select by the individual section. Many of the downloads are available in more than one format.

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XLS: provides Excel Workbooks of latest data

Press Release

“Americans Living Longer, Enjoying Greater Health and Prosperity, but Important Disparities Remain, Says Federal Report …”[DOC] [PDF]

Historical Experience of 3 Cohorts

Reveals an interactive timeline of 3 older Americans cohorts. [PDF]

Report Cover

Download the 2008 report cover in [PDF] format

Compare Reports

Comparability Index for tables in Older Americans: Key Indicators of Well-Being 2000, 2004, and 2008 and Update 2006. [PDF] [XLS]

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Copies may also be ordered by calling 1-800-232-4636 or by emailing cdcinfo@cdc.gov

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. March 2008.

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