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Women and Aging

5 Things Women Fear Most About Aging

By , Caring.com contributing editor
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Dread getting older? Women around the world seem to worry about aging more than men do, according to the 2010 Bupa Health Pulse, a 12-country survey by the British health care company Bupa. China is the most fearful country, and its top concern -- perhaps unsurprisingly, given family size limits -- is, "Who will take care of me?" The French seem least concerned about aging -- a third of respondents there say "old" starts after age 80.

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And in the U.S.? Psychiatrists and life-cycle experts agree that what women fear most about aging seems different from what men fear most about aging.

Among women's top fears ...