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21 December 2012 16:16
Official statistics show more people in England and Wales are living beyond 100
The number of people living to the age of 100 and beyond is increasing as life expectancies in general continue to rise across England and Wales, new official data has shown. Most people are living for six years beyond previously released life expectancy projections, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed. While a baby boy born in 2010 is projected to live on average until the age of 79 and a baby girl until 83, an analysis has shown most men actually live until 85 and most women until 89.
The data appears to go against several studies which previously suggested people would reach an upper age limit and lifespans would stop increasing. There has been an increase of around 10 years in the average lifespan for a man over the past 50 years, while for women there has been an increase of approximately eight years.
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Between 1980 and 2010 the number of people in England and Wales living to the age of 100 increased five-fold from 2,280 to 11,610. "The information presented in this report suggests that in England and Wales an upper limit to life span has not yet been reached, and that we will almost certainly see further increases in the average age at death," the study concluded.
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