Tags: centenarians | women | 100 | birthday

81 Percent of Americans Over 100 Are Women

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 04:01 PM

More than eight in 10 Americans 100 years old and older are women, according to new Census Bureau information, CNSNews.com reports.
During the five-year period covered in the Census Bureau's 2007-2011 report, 81 percent who have been alive a century or more were women, while only 19 percent were men.
The total number of centenarians, the Census Bureau reports, was 54,956, including 44,644 women and 10,312 men.
Other characteristics of century-club members:
  • Very few — 4 percent — were divorced.
  • Eighty-two percent were widowed.
  • Six percent were still married.
  • Fewer than 1 percent — 0.4 percent — were separated.
  • Seven percent had never married.


Around the Web
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Find Your Condition
You May Also Like
Around the Web
Most Commented

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
> >