Ageing : A Review

  • By Shashikala Manjunatha
  • Review Article
  • APRIL 2013 VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1

In almost every country, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group, as a result of both longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates.

Long life is a sign of good heath. The ageing of the world’s population – in developing and developed countries – is an indicator of improving global health. The world’s elderly population – people 60 years of age and older – is 650 million. By 2050, the “graying” population is forecast to reach 2 billion.

 

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