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Persons 65 and older comprise 12% of North Carolina's population, yet they account for 27% of inpatient hospital discharges, 38% of hospital bed days and 40% of hospital charges. Nelson examines this age group's inpatient hospital usage.
Carolina researchers are studying how good health, exercise, and strong social connections help people to age well. Their advice is to plan for old age and think of aging as a lifelong process.