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Men gain more disability-free years in older age than women, US study finds

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1603 (Published 18 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1603
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

Although older women continue to live longer than men, they no longer live more years free of disability, a US study has found.1

The study, which looked at aging and disability trends from 1982 to 2011, found that while overall survival after age 65, and survival without disability, had increased in men and women, the gain in years without disability was much greater in men than …

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