Women far more likely to live to 100 than men: U.S. census

Women far more likely to live to 100 than men: U.S. census
More than 80 percent of all centenarians were white, lived in urban areas.

(HealthDay)—Women stand a much better chance of becoming centenarians than men do, a new U.S. Census Bureau report shows.

Of the 53,364 people aged 100 and older in the United States in 2010, more than 80 percent were women, the report found. For every 100 centenarian women, there were only 20.7 men in that very select age group.

accounted for less than two per 10,000 people in the total U.S. population, and 19 per 10,000 of people who were 70 and older, according to the analysis.

About 62 percent of centenarians were aged 100 or 101, while about 92 percent were aged 100 to 104. (people aged 110 and older) represented 0.6 percent of the centenarian population, the report said.

Centenarians were less ethnically and racially diverse than the overall U.S. population. In 2010, 82.5 percent of centenarians were white alone, compared with 72.4 percent white alone in the total population. accounted for 5.8 percent of centenarians, compared with 16.3 percent of the total .

Compared to other living arrangements, centenarian women were slightly more likely (35.2 percent) to live in a nursing home, and centenarian men were more likely to be living with others in a household (43.5 percent). Centenarians who were white or non-Hispanic were most likely to live alone, 36.4 percent and 35 percent, respectively.

Nearly 86 percent of centenarians lived in an in 2010. Most lived in the South (17,444), followed by the Midwest (13,112), Northeast (12,244) and West (10,564). In general, states with the largest populations had the most centenarians, the report noted.

California had the most centenarians (5,921), followed by New York, Florida and Texas. Alaska had the fewest centenarians (40), along with Wyoming (72), Vermont (133) and Delaware (146).

More information: The U.S. National Institute on Aging offers healthy aging advice.

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TheGhostofOtto1923
3.9 / 5 (11) Dec 11, 2012
The reason is that women get to shed their reproductive abilities while men do not.

"Dec. 2, 2011 (New York City) -- It may be called "men"-opause, but it's a time of life that only belongs to women. Male menopause, well, that may be a myth, according to some experts.

"While many men and men's health experts argue that male menopause (andropause) occurs when a man's supply of the male sex hormone testosterone dwindles with advancing age, there really is no such thing, says Bradley Anawalt, MD, an endocrinologist at the University of Washington in Seattle. Anawalt spoke at a meeting sponsored by the Endocrine Society in New York City."

-Our tropical reproductive systems are what wear us out. Without them we would all be saner, happier, healthier, longer-lived.

People in the future will outsource reproduction and discard these debilitating organs and chemicals; another inevitable step in our machine transformation.
obama_socks
1 / 5 (2) Dec 11, 2012
The reason is that women get to shed their reproductive abilities while men do not.

-Our tropical reproductive systems are what wear us out. Without them we would all be saner, happier, healthier, longer-lived.

People in the future will outsource reproduction and discard these debilitating organs and chemicals; another inevitable step in our machine transformation.
-Blotto

Says the dissatisfied-with-humans , lifeless-robot-machine-loving idiot troll who hates sex and reproduction between men and women and prefers gay marriage for everyone.

Muahahahahahhahahha

TheGhostofOtto1923
4.3 / 5 (11) Dec 11, 2012
The reason is that women get to shed their reproductive abilities while men do not.

-Our tropical reproductive systems are what wear us out. Without them we would all be saner, happier, healthier, longer-lived.

People in the future will outsource reproduction and discard these debilitating organs and chemicals; another inevitable step in our machine transformation.
-Blotto

Says the dissatisfied-with-humans , lifeless-robot-machine-loving idiot troll who hates sex and reproduction between men and women and prefers gay marriage for everyone.

Muahahahahahhahahha

Yah I look forward to the day when defects such as yours can be fixed in the womb for the good of humanity. Lying for self-gratification on public websites = sociopathy = profound defect.
obama_socks
1 / 5 (1) Dec 11, 2012
Yes, I agree that defective subhumans like YOU should have been aborted and thrown in the trash.
Oh btw Blotto...your 'pussytard' is no longer commenting on that name. She's had her baby and only reads the posts and comments with another name which I don't know. Pussycateyes says that Blotto has Dissociative Identity Disorder, and your referring to me as pussytard is an indication of your subconscious hatred for the female genitalia.
Just sayin'