The Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA),

a joint program of the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center and the Survey Research Center, helps spur new research on the economics and demography of aging and encourages the use of major datasets in the field.

MiCDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).

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Living arrangement transitions and health status

Jersey Liang and Mary Beth Ofstedal examine how living arrangements evolve with health over decades during older ages.

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Hypertension and variations in stress by age and race

Kira Birditt, Toni Antonucci and colleagues gather data on stress, testing links between long-term stress and stress reactivity by age and race, and gaining insights on disparities in hypertension.

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Church connections and health among older Mexican Americans

Neal Krause examines connections between the late-life health of Mexican Americans and the emotional support they receive from within and outside the church.

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Evaluating changes in disability at older ages

Organized by Bob Schoeni, TRENDS is an NIA-supported network of researchers working to accelerate scientific understanding of changes over time in old-age disability and health.

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Tailoring COPD treatment to achieve optimum outcomes

Kenneth Langa, Christine Cigolle and colleagues re-analyze COPD treatment protocols using additional data on geriatric conditions to yield more robust and personalized risk models.

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