Transcript: 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. Vicki Freedman, lead author of the study, told CNN treatment for diseases that disproportionately affect men, like heart disease, could be improving more quickly than, say, arthritis – a common cause of disability for women. Another idea is that economic disadvantages have made it harder for women to maintain their health. The study suggested public health measures specifically for women might be needed to postpone disability and offset the cost of long-term care. Sources: American Journal of Public Health http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303089 Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/emilykneeter/6397801375/in/photolist-aKmpsg-9faEiP-scMSw-scNiy-74J6Ch-qkYQ8-2h2fcn-scN5x-up5MQ-4BoBgt-of1m6F-9cnpTA-xtPP8-scLL8-2vHhQ-cgSwj-apqzg9-Gp4RE-5BzFQj-scLyM-apqphq-Gp6fm-apqmeC-CdLxK-TvpDD-Tvp7e-scMw5-2vHi5-oh4cWv-2hKWp9-2ypfwT-Pp54z-5dbE6p-cC1fDW-scMYe-6YQ7cd-TvpAR-vap2R-apqmM1-h8dZ4Q-4P3dxh-ufNVU-apqzxj-quBtru-BTZNh-5PH7HU-7QXvzf-scMKn-apnF1X-a7JCVC CNN http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/17/health/women-live-longer-more-disabilities-study/index.html Videoblocks https://www.videoblocks.com/video/elderly-golfer-chips-ball-onto-green/ Videoblocks https://www.videoblocks.com/video/old-man-snacking-while-reading-tilt-down-d5mfz3b/ Videoblocks https://www.videoblocks.com/video/or-senior-couple-in-a-bed-and-breakfast/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/women.html Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWcOGZ6A88E Videoblocks https://www.videoblocks.com/video/tourist-drinking-margarita/ ------------------------------------- Newsy is your source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world. With persistent curiosity and no agenda, we strive to fuel meaningful conversations by highlighting multiple sides of every story. Newsy delivers the news and perspective you need without the hype and bias common to many news sources. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Like Newsy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos/
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