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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 695854, 8 pages
The Older They Are, the Less Successful They Become? Findings from the Georgia Centenarian Study
1Center for Applied Health Research, Scott and White Healthcare, Temple, TX 76508, USA
2School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77845, USA
3Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
4Institute of Gerontology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Received 5 April 2012; Revised 23 May 2012; Accepted 31 May 2012
Academic Editor: Hiroshi Nose
Copyright © 2012 Jinmyoung Cho et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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