Majority of older adults in jail have distressing health symptoms

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160829123151.htm

According to the study, of the older inmates, 49 percent said they experience poor or fair health, 20 percent have chronic lung disease, and 54 percent have trouble performing daily activities such as bathing, eating, using the toilet, and walking around the house. The researchers said that these rates are similar to those reported by lower income older adults who are not incarcerated.

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