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Although the gender differences in the structure by age of the older population is expected to persist in the future, things will slowly change. As a result of the faster increase in life expectancy of men, gender differences in the composition of the older age groups will most likely shrink over time. Thus it is estimated that between 2006 and 2031, women will remain in the majority, but their share is due to decrease. 3% in 2031. 1% of women. This gender ­imbalance varies by age, becoming more marked with time or among older cohorts.

Plasma cell dyscrasias of unknown significance, which often progress to multiple myeloma)99 will become more treatable as antiviral agents improve and as our understanding of the chronic effects of viruses on the immune system advances. Thus there are a number of areas where therapeutic advances could occur, affecting multiple stages of very lengthy chronic disease processes. In addition, therapeutic advances could be supported by behavioral and lifestyle changes among middle-aged and elderly persons.

In relation to aging, the early twenty-first century is unique in the span of human existence for the longevity of the race. The aging of the population is a global phenomenon that requires international coordination nationally and locally. The United Nations and other international organizations have developed a number of recommendations intended to reduce adverse effects of population aging. These include reorganization of social security systems, changes in labor, immigration, and family policies, promoting active and healthy life-styles, and more cooperation between governments in resolving socioeconomic and political problems KEY POINTS 60 The Epidemiology of Aging 50 40 • The world population is older than it has ever been.

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