30 August 2017
The blessings of ageing Premium
More people in Britain are living into old age than ever before. In 1917, the average life expectancy was 50 for a woman and 45 for a man; fewer than 200 people were aged 100 or more. Now, the average life expectancy is 89 for women and 87 for men; and there are 15,000 people aged over 100.
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