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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 20 - Persons 65 Years and Over and 85 Years and Over Residing in a Nursing Home, by Sex and Assumptions as to Residency Ratios: 1985 and 2030 (Numbers in thousands. Projections are based on highest and lowest series of U.S. Census Bureau population projections.)

AGE AND SEX

1985

2030
Stable Ratios 6.5 Percent Decrease in Ratios per Decade
Lowest series Highest series Lowest Series Highest series
65 AND OVER

Total

1,317 2,634 3,497 1,964 2,674

Male

334 720 995 501 761

Female

983 1,914 2,502 1,463 1,913

Percent female

74.6 72.7 71.5 74.5 71.5

Percent of population

4.6 4.5 4.5 3.4 3.4
85 AND OVER

Total

597 1,213 2,419 936 1,863

Male

112 257 530 181 380

Female

485 956 1,889 755 1,483

Percent female

81.2 78.8 78.1 80.7 79.4

Percent of population

22.0 21.8 21.8 16.8 16.8

SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January, 1996. Unpublished study.

Table compiled by the National Aging Information Center.

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