Figure 7.1. Percentage growth in number of 60 and over, 2000-2020. Source: UK Govt. Actuaries Dept. 1998 based projections, UN Census Bureau 2000. Reproduced with permission from Dept. of Trade & Industry. Foresight, Ageing Population Panel (2000) The Age Shift. DTI.
directly. By contrast, treatments for osteoarthrosis can give rise to severe adverse reactions and to fatalities (Castleden and Pickles, 1988; see below).
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