What Centenarians Have In Common

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A growing number of Americans are living to age 100. Nationwide, the centenarian population has grown 65.8 percent over the past three decades, from 32,194 people who were age 100 or older in 1980 to 53,364 centenarians in 2010, according to new Census Bureau data. In contrast, the total population has increased 36.3 percent over the same time period.

While there is no definitive way of knowing if you’ll live to be 100, there are many factors that may indicate you’re likelihood to reach that landmark. Genetics play a big role, as does socio-economic standing including access to good health care, but lifestyle factors are believed to be the biggest factor of being a centenarian. The article attached lays out many traits of those who live to 100!


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