TitleHealth and Functional Status of Adults Aged 90 Years in the United States.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsOdden, MC, Koh, WJen Hoe, Arnold, AM, Psaty, BM, Newman, AB
JournalJAMA Intern Med
Date Published2017 May 01

From 2010 to 2050, the number of people 90 years or older in the United States is projected to more than quadruple and comprise 10% of the 65 years or older population.1 There is limited information, however, about the health and functional status of such individuals. The Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), which began in 1989, is a federally funded observational community-based study of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in people 65 years and older. The healthy participant bias in the study has attenuated over time, and retention has remained high throughout follow-up, even for the oldest participants.2,3 We describe the health and functional status of participants at age 90 years.

Alternate JournalJAMA Intern Med
PubMed ID28319228
PubMed Central IDPMC5639915
Grant ListR21 HL135869 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States