Women Are Living Fewer Disability-Free Years Compared To Men
They still live longer than men, but more than half of women over 65 have a disability.By Samantha Crook | March 18, 2016
Women are living longer, but their quality of life might be declining compared to men. That's according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.
Researchers analyzed surveys about aging, disability and years spent living an active life. They found while women still outlive men, between 1982 and 2011 men started living more years without disability than women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of women with disabilities is increasing; more than 50 percent of women over 65 have one.