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2017 Month : June Volume : 3 Issue : 1 Page : 3

AGEING NATION AND THE CHALLENGES AHEAD.

Mitasha Singh1, Shailja Sharma2, Vidhu Sharma3

Corresponding Author:
Mitasha Singh,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Community Medicine,
ESIC Medical College and Hospital,
Faridabad-121001, Haryana.
E-mail:mitasha.17@gmail.com

BACKGROUND

Better health facility and increasing life expectancy led to rise in proportion of elderly (+60 years’ age group) from 6.0 to 8.0 percent and is expected to reach 12.6 percent in 2025. According to census 2011, India has higher proportion of geriatric females as compared to males.1 Population around the world is also aging at fast pace, starting with a decline in infant and childhood mortality that precedes a decline in fertility. At later stages, mortality at older age declines as well.2

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