Most Infectious Diseases Diminished with Age

  • Suchit Arora
Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 12)


The age-profiles of most infectious diseases do not conform to the pattern displayed by the profiles of non-communicable diseases. Prominent in the infectious disease profiles are time-, or life-course-, or period-specific events and developments that have a lasting effect on several profiles simultaneously. Subduing infectious diseases directly boosted aging by allowing people to live more years, irrespective of cohort.


Infectious diseases Tuberculosis Respiratory infections Period-effects Nutritional status Notification 


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  • Suchit Arora
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  1. 1.State Teachers Retirement System of OhioColumbusUSA

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