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Scottish women more likely to reach 100

15th October 2012

Data published by the National Records of Scotland has shown that women have four times the likelihood of living to the age of 100 if they live in Scotland.

Audrey Robertson, Acting Registrar General for Scotland, said: "The number of centenarians living in Scotland has been steadily rising, from 580 in 2002 to 830 in 2011, which is a growth of 43%. Around eight out of every 10 centenarians are women. Estimates of the number of people aged 90 to 99 show relatively big increases in 2010 and 2011. This is partly due to births in 1920 and 1921 being much higher than in the preceding years. The number of births in 1920 was the highest since the introduction of national registration in 1855." 

 

 

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