Changes in health behaviors among older Americans, 1990 to 2000.

  title={Changes in health behaviors among older Americans, 1990 to 2000.},
  author={Ali H. Mokdad and Wayne H. Giles and Barbara A. Bowman and George A. Mensah and Earl S. Ford and Suzanne M. Smith and James S. Marks},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={119 3},
OBJECTIVES The authors used a large population-based survey to examine changes from 1990 to 2000 in age distribution by sex and race or ethnicity, to estimate both state-specific and national trends in the proportion of older Americans, and to examine changes in risk factors and quality-of-life indicators among those Americans. METHODS The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a cross-sectional telephone survey of adults aged > or =18 years. BRFSS data were analyzed for the… CONTINUE READING


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