Story: Death rates and life expectancy

Active older people

In the early 21st century many older people maintain good health and mobility. This group of senior citizens walked from Cape Rēinga to Bluff in 2001 to promote the idea that age should not be a barrier to keeping active.

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Ian Pool, 'Death rates and life expectancy - Disease trends and health policy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Ian Pool, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 14 Mar 2019