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Currently there are 7.7 billion people on earth.

Approximately 210 million pregnancies occur each year worldwide, at least 40%, or more than 80 million, are unintended, of these, about 30 million end in abortion or miscarriage and 50 million result in an unplanned live birth.

Almost 25% of the population visits a physician’s office each month.

Estimated 8 persons per 1000 hospitalized each month.

In 2019 the number of people older than 65 years worldwide, surpassed that of children younger than five years for the first time in history.

Approximately 13% of the US population over 65 years is older than 85 years.

Approximately 13 persons per 1000 use the emergency room each month.

Fertility rate peaked in 1962.

Proportion of women older than 65 years is presently 14.5% of the population.

The US population of adults 65 years and older is approximately 20%..

54 million people in the U.S. older than 65 years of age in the US.

The population age 65 years old are increased by 34.2% in the US.

The World Population Prospects 2019 report by the United Nations estimated that one in six people in the world would be 65 years or older (16%) by 2050, up from one in 11 in 2019 (9%).

2016 24% of US population is 50 years of age and over and 17 million are between 75 and 85 years.

In 2016 there were 4.2 million women age 85 years and older compared with 2.2 million man, or 186 women for every 100 men.

Female population 65 years and older 26.4 million in 2015 going up to estimated 46.2 million in 2050.

 

Current U.S. population projections predict that more than half of Americans will belong to a minority group by 2044.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people over 60 will account for 18.7% of the domestic population in 2010 versus 16.6% in 1999.

By 2030, seventy million people, 22% of the U.S. population will be older than 65 years.

There are an estimated 24 million Asian Americans, 47 million African-Americans and 62 million Hispanic Americans.

Adults 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the population.

By the year 2050 there will be an estimated 55 million nonagenarians, worldwide.

By 2050 US population age 65 and older is projected to be 83.7 million persons, approximately double this age group.

The population age 65 or older will double between the years 2000 and 2030 in the United States.

The population of 65 and older is reaching 20% of the US population.

Median age 37.6 years.

Baby Boomers: Born 1946-1964 (54-72 years old) Generation X: Born 1965-1980 (38-53 years old) Millennials: Born 1981-1996 (22-37 years old) Post-Millennials: Born 1997-Present (0-21 years old)

Population growth rate 0.7% (2015)

Death rate for 1000 population 8.15 (2015)

As life expectancy increases and fertility rates decline most countries become aging societies with more people over the age of 65 than under 15.: The US is reaching this point.

Health expenditures as a percentage of GDP 17.9% (2015)

Physicians per 1000 population 0.5 (2011)

Obesity prevalence rate 35% (2014)

There are 55 million Hispanics/Latinos in the US, representing the largest ethnic minority group.

Over half of the world’s population live in cities, and the number is increasing.

Nearly 20% of US residents, approximately 65 million people, live in small towns in sparsely populated areas.

Rural residents are older, poor, and sicker.

One in five rural residents  is black, indigenous, or a person of color and that proportion is increasing

An estimated 6.9 million individuals, 2% of the population in US self identify as American Indian/Alaskan native and the majority live in areas outside traditionally defined tribal areas.

 

 

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