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  • 90%: Approximate percentage of all IRA assets that were held in traditional IRAs in 2002, compared with 3 percent in Roth IRAs and just over 5 percent in other IRAs.
  • $4.23 trillion: Total IRA assets for 2006, representing a 16.5 percent increase from 2005.
  • $16,770: Median annual income for the elderly population 2006.
  • 45%: Percent of IRA assets held in mutual funds.
  • 47.8%: Percent of an elderly woman’s income that comes from Social Security, compared with 34 percent for an elderly man.
  • 0.34%: Average annual increase in median income for the elderly from 1999 to 2006.

Source: EBRI