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Babies will live to 100

2nd October 2009

A study published in The Lancet has shown that more than half of babies now born in the UK and other wealthy nations will live to be 100 years old.

The data was drawn from more than 30 developed countries and shows that since 1950 the probability of surviving past 80 years of age has doubled for both sexes. In 1950 the probability of surviving to 90 was, on average, 15 to 16% for women and 12% for men while in 2002 these were 37% for women and 25% for men.

 

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Article Information

Title: Babies will live to 100
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 12808
Date Added: 2nd Oct 2009

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