CHFD 3710

CHFD 3710 - C HFD 3710 More children now live grow to...

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CHFD 3710 More children now live, grow to adulthood, and enter old age. Chronic diseases currently account for 70 percent of all deaths in the United States The leading chronic illnesses include(in order of prevalence) heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease, influenza and pneumonia, and diabetes Older people also suffer from a variety of nonlethal chronic diseases. These include arthritis, hearing impairment, and cataracts. Older women, compared with older men, have higher rates of hypertension and arthritis Differences in income, work-related stress, and habits such as smoking and drinking account for most of this these differences in illness rates. Activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living problems increase with age African Americans, compared with whites or Hispanic Americans, for example, report a higher proportion of ADL and IADL limitation Women at every age, compared with men, report a higher proportion of ADL
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