Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Centenarians in UK reach a record high

Centenarians reach a record high BBC NEWS
"The number of people living beyond 100 years has reached a record high in England and Wales, according to official figures.The Office for National Statistics says there are now 9,000 "centenarians" - a 90-fold increase since 1911...Recent improvements in death rates have been greater for men than for women...There were only 100 centenarians in 1911 - up to 1940, the annual increase was 1.9%, rising to approximately 6% between 1941 and the 1990s, 4.5% during the 1990s and 5.8% since 2002..."

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