Rossendale Free Press

Health Notes

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) predicts a quarter of girls born in just over 20 years’ time will live to be centenaria­ns, and one in five boys.

Projection­s estimate 13.6% of boys and 19% of girls born in the UK in 2020 are expected to live to at least 100. This is expected to increase to

20.9% of boys and 27% of girls born in 2045. The average life expectanci­es of boys born in the UK in 2020 is 87.3 years with girls reaching 90.2 years.

However this is almost five years less than previously predicted.

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