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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 18 - Self-Reported Health Status of Persons 65 Years and Over, by Race: 1989 to 1991 and 2030 (Numbers in thousands. Projections are based on highest and lowest population series of U.S. Bureau of the Census.)

SERIES AND YEAR

EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, OR GOOD HEALTH

POOR HEALTH

All Groups

Other Than Black

Black

2030

Lowest Series

41,382 5,488 4,501 987

Highest Series

55,057 7,590 6,223 1,367

Percent of Population

71 10 9 16
1989-1991

Number

22,359 2.904 2,499 411

Percent of Population

71.6 9.3 8.7 16.4

SOURCE: 2030 data-National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January, 1996. Unpublished study. 1989-91 data-National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Study.

Table compiled by the National Aging Information Center

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