Saturday, January 14, 2006

centenarians

The 1980 census reported 25,000 United States citizens over 100 years of age, and the Bureau of the Census estimated that this figure would grow to 45,000 by 1985 and to 100,000 by the year 2000. Because of the increasing effectiveness of strategies for prolonging life, projections are that the number of centenarians in America may reach 19 million by 2080.
Thompson, L. "After Age 30, Survival Is Infinite," in Aging, Goldstein, E. C., ed. Vol. 3, Art. 17. Boca Raton, Fl.: Social Issues Resource Series, Inc., 1981.
Twigg, H. D. "Aging Inches Across America," in Aging, Goldstein, E. C., ed. Vol. 2, Art. 69. Boca Raton, Fl.: Social Issues Resource Series, Inc., 1981.
U.S. Bureau of the Census. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1989, 109th ed. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.

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