Mortality rates have been falling at all ages, even for very old cohorts, in most western countries as well as in Israel. The question remains open as to whether morbidity rates are also decreasing, especially for Israel's elderly. While health is improving in almost all industrialized countries, the situation in Israel is not yet resolved. While the more recent cohorts of the young-old (65-74 years) are healthier than their predecessors, Israel's old-old (75+) may still be lagging behind other countries with regard to improvements in health status. This phenomenon is not well understood but could be explained in part by the more severe formative experiences of many of Israel's very elderly cohort.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Israel Medical Association Journal|
|State||Published - 1 Sep 2004|
- Healthy aging