27 março, 2012

More than a third of babies born in 2012 will live to 100, report predicts

More than a third of the babies born this year could receive a 100th birthday message from whoever happens to be on the throne in the second decade of the 22nd century, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics.

The ONS forecasts that 35% of the 826,000 people born in 2012 will live to become centenarians.

In its latest report – entitled What Are the Chances of Surviving to Age 100? – the ONS examines the births of 423,000 boys and 403,000 girls this year. It estimates that 135,000 of the boys and 156,000 of the girls could still be alive in 2112.

Fonte: The Guardian, 26/03/2012


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