Healthy aging around the world: Israel too?

A. Mark Clarfield, Elliot Rosenberg, Jenny Brodsky, Netta Bentur

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Mortality rates have been falling at all ages, even for very old cohorts, in most western countries as well as in Israel. The question remains open as to whether morbidity rates are also decreasing, especially for Israel's elderly. While health is improving in almost all industrialized countries, the situation in Israel is not yet resolved. While the more recent cohorts of the young-old (65-74 years) are healthier than their predecessors, Israel's old-old (75+) may still be lagging behind other countries with regard to improvements in health status. This phenomenon is not well understood but could be explained in part by the more severe formative experiences of many of Israel's very elderly cohort.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-520
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Aged
  • Geriatrics
  • Healthy aging
  • Israel
  • Trend

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)


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