Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 3, P453-463 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0058 View full text
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Catherine A. Okoro, Stacy L. Young, Tara W. Strine, Lina S. Balluz, Ali H. Mokdad

Abstract: Some U.S. adults aged 65 years and older lack health care coverage. As a result, they may have unmet health needs and be vulnerable to excess morbidity and mortality. Due to their small numbers, little data on them exist. We used data from the 1996-2000 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ongoing telephone survey operated by the state health departments with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to examine a representative sample of adults 65 years old and older. We found t…

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