Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Among the 7.3 billion people worldwide in 2015, an estimated 8.5%, or 617.1 million, are 65 years or older, according to a recent report from the National Institutes of Health. This population of older adults is expected to increase more than 60% in just 15 years, to 1 billion people in 2030.
“Population aging, while due primarily to lower fertility, also reflects a human success story of increased longevity,” according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the NIH. “Today, living to age 70 or age 80 is no longer a rarity in many parts of the world.”