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1

What is the number one health risk?

How long are we living nowadays?

AGING!!!! :( :( :(


Life expectancy has increased to over 80YO

2

What are the top 8 causes of death?

CVD

CA

Cerebral vascular dz

COPD

Pneumonia and Influenza

Diabetes

Accidents

Alzheimers

3

Which ethnicity lives longest?

Asians live longest followed by whites.

Whites live longer than African americans until 75YO then african americans gain longevity advantage.

4

T/F, studies have found a positive relationship between acculturation and the prevalence HTN among elderly Mexican American males. What are the results of this?

True, retention of mexican values, behaviors, and food preference among elderly males is protective against HTN.