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March 22, 2016

Vicki Freedman Finds Women’s Longer Life Expectancy Means More Years With Disability

According to a new study by Vicki Freedman, Douglas Wolf and Brenda Spillman, while both men and women gained in life expectancy, women spend more years after the age of 65 with a disability than do men. The reason are unclear. They could include unequal progress in treating women’s health conditions, different lifestyle habits, or few economic resources.

American Journal of Public Health article

Media coverage:

U.S. News and World Report