This timely interdisciplinary volume presents and analyzes the findings of the National Health and Nutrition Examination I-Epidemiologic Followup Survey, a landmark in national health statistical record-keeping in the United States. It includes contributions from demographers, statisticians,and epidemiologists who present a unique set of data on those 65 years or older at the time of the survey's ten year follow-up date. Coverage includes morbidity and mortality in relation to demographic and social characteristics, use of health care services, and specific risk factors. Readers willalso find full treatment of physical and cognitive functioning, personality factors, dietary patterns, stroke cancer, coronary heart disease, and infection. The information gathered here elucidates for the first time in exact detail, the predictors of good health as well as the key risk factors forillness, disability, and institutionalization.