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Age of widowhood

11/15/2007

Question:

What percentage of women are widows at age 65?

Answer:

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 30-35% of women are widowed in the U.S. by age 65 .

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Response by:

Evelyn L Fitzwater, DSN, RN Evelyn L Fitzwater, DSN, RN
Associate Professor Emerita
Associate Director of the
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati