Baby boomers turning 65 – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The first of America's baby boomers are reaching their 65th birthdays in 2011. Dr. Marie Bernard, a deputy director at NIH says that means every 15 to 30 second another boomer turns 65.
Bernard: And that means that what we used to have as a population pyramid where at the top of the pyramid you had people who were 80 years and older and at the bottom, at the base you had lots of younger individuals is being changed.
Narrator: She explains the U.S. population by the year 2050 will start looking more like a rectangle. For more information on baby boomers and aging, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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