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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Human Services Utilization by Older Hispanics in Nebraska," by David R. DiMartino.

Older Americans make up an increasingly significant part of the total United States population.1 Older citizens comprised about 11 percent of the national population, and numbered approximately 24 million in 1978.2 More importantly, older Americans have increased as a proportion of the total population and have increased in number by 23 percent between 1970 and 1980.3 In Nebraska, an estimated 13 percent of the population are "elderly," and only a few other states, mostly in the Midwest and Plains, can claim as great a propor· tion of elderly residents.4