Although smoking or lack of exercise, for example, can have long-term effects, changing course is beneficial at any age.The risk of premature death actually decreases by 50% when people stop smoking at age 60–75 years.But the picture changes when we look at the ratio of single women to men and vice versa (essentially controlling for metros with larger and smaller populations). Atlanta has just *1,100 single women per 1,000 single men.New York has 1,072 single women per 1,000 single men; Philly has 1,074; and D. The metros with the largest ratios of single women to men are all on the smaller side: Greenville, North Carolina, with 1,227 single women per 1,000 single men; Florence, South Carolina, with 1,212; Burlington, North Carolina, with 1,185; and Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas, with 1,172.As people age, they become more susceptible to disease and disability.
New York has an estimated 230,000 more single women than men, Atlanta a little over 80,000, Philadelphia about 70,000, and D. Paul, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Austin, and Portland, Oregon.
WHO/Europe’s “European report on preventing elder maltreatment” reviews the findings of recent surveys and programmes to address the problem in the Region.
published its infamous “Singles Map.” Eight years later, an update seems in order.
They affect all aspects of health and well-being, including mental health, the risk of maltreatment and the risk of emergency admission to hospital for avoidable conditions, such as severe dehydration or malnutrition.
In all countries, older women have a higher risk of social isolation than older men.