Thursday, December 22, 2011

Living to a hundred is not what it once was

Blogging about the ILC reminded me that a couple of weeks back I attended an event they organised about living to a hundred. You can read the report here.

The older-old are going to be the group that have probably the most impact on our (and their) lives during the next couple of decades.

Just look at this analysis that shows the percentage of different gender and age cohorts and their likelihood of living until they make a century.

Nearly a third of females aged 0-15 years old. If were to superimpose socio economic groups onto this analysis then we get some amazing numbers. Would the number of young women in AB groups living to a hundred exceed 50% - might well do. Dick Stroud 

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