Data on Seniors

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Across the United States and locally in San Diego County, the growth in the number and proportion of aging adults over the age of 65 has hit new and unprecedented levels in our history. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two main factors—longer life spans and aging baby boomers—will "combine to double the population of Americans aged 65 years or older during the next 25 years to about 72 million. By 2030, older adults will account for roughly 20% of the U.S. population."(1) 

Below is a compiled listing of data related to the health and well-being of our aging population in San Diego County. If you are looking for resources or more information, please refer to the County of San Diego's Aging and Independence Services.

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Maps

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Projected Population Aged 65 and Over by Subregional Area, 2030

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Spending on Long Term Care Insurance by Census Tract, 2016

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Projected Population Aged 55 and Over by Subregional Area, 2030

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Reports and Other Statistical Guides

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2014 Demographic Profiles: Senior Subset

This senior profile is a subset of the larger demographic profiles document for San Diego County. This profile set reflects 2014 data covering demographic and economic data on seniors available by HHSA Region and community.

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Leading Health Conditions Impacting Seniors, Current Rates and Projections

This brief one page document identifies leading health conditions impacting seniors over the age of 65. Cases and rates are presented for 2013 and projected out to 2030.

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Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (ADOD) Quick Facts

This Quick Facts document identifies ADOD prevalence, cost of care, income and long term care insurance statistics. For more comprehensive information about ADOD, please see the Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias Page.

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San Diego County Consumer Spending on Healthcare, 2016

This brief identifies healthcare spending in San Diego County residents in 2016. 

Topics included:

  • Health insurance type
  • Medical services received
  • Spending on drugs, vitamins, and medical supplies
  • Surveyed use of insurance, prescription medication, and diet control products
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San Diego County Senior Health Report, 2015

This report, a collaborative project with Aging & Independence Services, is the full report detailing various topics affecting the health and well-being of San Diego County senior residents.

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The 2016 Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias in San Diego County Report 

This report, a collaborative project with Aging & Independence Services, addresses the impact of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in San Diego County.

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3-4-50: Chronic Disease and Health Disparities in San Diego County Age Subset

This document contains 3-4-50 data by the health disparity lens of age, which is a chapter from the larger report, "3-4-50: Chronic Disease and Health Disparities in San Diego County." This report will be fully released shortly. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Healthy Aging Data."The State of Health and Aging in America, 2013." Accessed 1/26/2017. https://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/state-aging-health-in-america-2013.pdf