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Thinking ahead: How healthy do baby boomer women think they will be?


As Australia's life expectancy is lengthening, baby boomers might be wondering whether a longer life will be lived in better or worse health. In 2006, women from the 1946-51 cohort took part in a sub-study on retirement. As part of the sub-study they were also asked about their present health and what they expected of their health in 20 years. It will be 10 years in 2016 (ie. Half way through their expectation), since the women were asked that question, and a good time to see whether they are 'on track' according to their own health expectations.