Age distribution and percentage population amongst active residents in nursing homes in Iowa: quarters of data available from the year 2011 to 2019. The age of residents has presented into six (6) different categories (age-class) while each category presents with a percentage of the general population for different quarters per the corresponding year. All the individuals in this report are active residents.
The age distribution for individuals between the age of 0 to 30 years shows an increase in the percentage of the population from 2011 to 2019. Most of the significant increase in the size of the percentage population started from the 2nd quarter of 2018 with a subsequent rise to 0.58% of the total population in the 1st quarter of 2019.
Further observation of the table shows that for individuals between the ages of 31 to 64 years, the percentage population increases as the year progresses from 2011 to 2019. It is also important to note that there is a significant increase in the population size of the individuals with 0 to 30 years age bracket when compared to their counterpart with 31 to 64 years age bracket.
The table presents a pattern of age distribution whereby the population size increases as the year progresses irrespective of the quarters. This can be perceived as a directly proportional relationship between the various age distribution and the years. This pattern is seen in all the age category classes (bracket) inclusive of those individuals above 95 years of age.
Overall, using the age distribution pattern and the significant rise in population as the year progresses, the table justifies longevity and an increasing need for long-term care since this is the population of active residents in nursing homes in Iowa. Comparatively, there is a significant reduction in the percentage population of individuals above 95 years of age, the reduction in this population could be due to death associated with aging and not necessarily due to morbidity.