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Marianely Morales module 2; activity 2 5.22.18 Geriatric Population According to the 2001 census, India is home to more than 76 million people aged 60 years and over. This age group, currently only 7.5% of the population, is expected to grow dramatically in the next few decades (projected to be 136 million by 2021). The percentage growth in the elderly population is almost double the rate of increase in the general population. Analysis of this data also highlights that the rate of demographic aging across India varies substantially. Regions with more favorable health indicators seem to be aging faster and the demand for specialist services will soon be evident in such places. The population of geriatric patients is increasing as baby boomers age? Medical students today are being prepared to treat a wide variety of illnesses amongst a more diverse population than ever before. Older patients are a major portion of those who will be seeking medical care in the future. According to the American Medical Student Association, the population of
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