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"A rapid decline in mortality rates is expected by the year 2000 due to data revisions based on the 1980 census. . . . . New population estimates for 1971 through 1979, resulting from the 1980 census, are the basis for the revision. These predictions are a major departure from the set prepared by Census in 1977 when a slow and steady decline in mortality was projected. The current estimate is that by the year 2000 there will be 13 percent more persons age 75-79; 17 percent more persons age 80-84 and 37 percent more persons 85 years of age.
Changes in Mortality Among the Elderly: United States, 1940-78.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:730. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-5-730_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(5):730.
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