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More than ever reach 100

1st October 2007

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that people living beyond the age of 100 years has reached a record high in England and Wales.

The ONS say there are now 9,000 ‚Äúcentenarians‚Ä?, which is a 90-fold increase since 1911 and estimates suggest this figure will carry on rising to 40,000 by 2031. The rise in the number of very elderly people began in the 1950s and is put down to improvements in housing, healthcare, nutrition and sanitation.

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