NIH-Funded Census Bureau Report: World’s Aging Population Growing “Dramatically”

A recent U.S. Census Bureau report, “An Aging World: 2015”, found that the world’s aging population is growing at an “unprecedented rate.” Currently, 8.5 percent of the world’s population is over 65 years old, and that percentage is estimated to approach 17 percent (1.6 billion) by 2050. The Census report was commissioned by the National…