The over-65 population has increased by 3.3 million or 10.6% since 1990 representing 12.7% of the U.S. population. The under-65 population increased at only 9.1% for the same period of time, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the National Center for Health Statistics.
Sex ratio favors women unless you’re an old guy on the hunt
If you’re a man over the age of 65 your chances of meeting an available woman is on the increase. In 1999, there were 20.2 million older women and 14.3 million older men, or a sex ratio of 141 women for every 100 men. The older you get the better it gets – as the sex ratio increases with age, ranging from 118 for the 65-69 group to a high of 237 for persons 85 and over.
Since 1900, the percentage of Americans 65+ has more than tripled (4.1% in 1900 to 12.7% in 1999), and the number has increased more than 1,100% (from 3.1 million to 34.5 million).
The older population itself is getting older. In 1999 the 65-74 age group (18.2 million) was eight times larger than in 1900, but the 75-84 group (12.1 million) was 16 times larger and the 85+ group (4.2 million) was 34 times larger.
What does the future hold?
The older population will burgeon between the years 2010 and 2030 when the "baby boom" generation reaches age 65. By 2030, there will be about 70 million older persons, more than twice their number in 1999. People 65+ will represent almost 13% of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to grow to be 20% of the population by 2030.
Impact on health and health care.
This aging of society is a serious problem in light of the increasing cost of health care and the likelihood that that Medicare will go bankrupt soon. The only thing that you and I can do about this problem is to STAY HEALTHY.
So if you’ve been neglecting your health and depending on your insurance company to pay your medical bills, and if you think ObamaCare will be around to take care of you and make things better, you will one day be sitting in a crowded hospital emergency room waiting for some doctor to be imported from India so you can get treatment.
Get healthy and start today. Tomorrow may be too late.
One way to stay healthy is to start taking PROTANDIM today.