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Today's 20 year olds more likely to reach 100

5th August 2011

Figures issued by the Department for Work and Pensions and based on Office for National Statistics predictions have revealed that today’s 20-year-olds are three times more likely to live to 100 than their grandparents and twice as likely as their parents.

And a baby born in 2011 is almost eight times more likely to reach their 100th birthday than one born 80 years ago and a girl born this year has a one-in-three chance of reaching 100 and boys have a one-in-four chance. By 2066 it is estimated there will be at least half-a-million people aged over 100.


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Debbie Fitzgerald

Wednesday 24th August 2011 @ 14:13

so the obesity timebomb increasing rates of cancer and all the other scare stories we read about our health are not actually going to affect how long we live?

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