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The Forum refers to it as a "chartbook" because it contains a lot of data about older adults in the US, formatted into charts for ease of reading.
The full report is available here.
I spent a lot of time looking at the 2012 report, which I found valuable. Consequently, I am reviewing this more current report, too.
The 2016 report lists 41 indicators of well-being, which are divided into the following six groups:
- Health Status
- Health Risks and Behaviors
- Health Care
Here is the Forum's press release that includes highlights from the 179-page report.
This is the seventh report from the Forum. The Foreword points out some of the additions, which reflect the dynamic nature of aging in the US:
"Among these additions are an indicator describing the changing demographics of Social Security beneficiaries and an indicator describing transportation access for older Americans. Indicators have also been added to describe dementia rates (including Alzheimer’s disease rates, among the non-nursing home population) as well as to examine the number of older Americans receiving long-term care by different types of providers. Finally, the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) for Americans age 65 and over has been added."
If you would like to read a summary of the full report, here are three options: