Most people will make it to 80: Wealthier and healthier lifestyles mean both men and women are living longer than ever
The great majority of men and women now live to beyond the age of 80, new official estimate.
Decades of rising wealth, healthier lifestyles and improving medicine mean that more than two thirds of women and well over half of all men now pass their 80th birthday, it found.
For women, the chances of entering the ninth decade of life have risen by more than a third over the past 30 years. In the early 1980s, just over half, 51.2 per cent of female deaths were over the age of 80.
Between 2103 and 2015, that share rose to 68.8 per cent.
Among men, the increase in longevity is even more... read more
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