From Ninety to One Hundred and Six

Groover Jr., Marshall E.; Zeigler, P. K.
July 1980
Angiology;Jul1980, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p466
Academic Journal
This article presents a study providing collection of observations about people growing old in a Florida Retirement Community and an estimation of the types of disease they present with when admitted to a general hospital. All patients from the Retirement Center and were admitted to Baptist Medical Center were added for some of these studies. In Baptist Medical Center, 100 patients over 90 years of age were included among 127,256 general admissions. Of the 100 aged 90 and above, 94 were white, 53 women and 41 men. Only 6 were black, 4 women and 2 men. At University Hospital 121 patients over 90 were admitted among 132,073 total admissions; 38 were white, 23 women and 15 men, and 83 were black, 54 women and 29 men. The Retirement Center contributed 16 white patients, 9 women and 7 men, all admitted to Baptist Medical Center.


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