A Third of Babies Will Reach a Century Years Old

April 20, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The number of babies being born that will reach the age of 100 is increasing, according to recent research. Findings by the Office for National
Statistics reveal that one in three babies will reach 100 years-old and the number of centenarians will rise 40-fold within the next 50 years.

The ONS report found that a third of babies born in 2011 will most probably still be alive in the year 2112. This is in stark contrast to just one in five babies in the year 2007. Further results show that the number of centenarians will increase to almost half a million people by 2050.

Life expectancy is rising due to improved diets and advances in medicine. According to the study, there are 826,000 babies in the UK under the age of one and a third of these are likely to still be alive in a century's time.

ONS report that there were only 12,000 people over the age of 100 in the UK in 2010 and this is expected to rise by up to 455,000 by 2060 which is almost 40 times more; in comparison to only 592 people over this milestone age in 1961.

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