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Russia broke the record for centenarians

Russia broke the record for centenarians
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In Russia, the record for the number of long-livers - people aged 100 years and older - was broken. On January 1 of this year, there were 20 582 of such citizens in the country - almost 17% more than in the 2017 year.

As reported "News" citing data from Rosstat, the number of centenarians in Russia has been growing at a steady pace for eight consecutive years. Such indicators demographers explain the increase in life expectancy and the improvement of statistical accounting - the most accurate data are obtained after the census.

Most centenarians are women. Ladies aged 100 years and older in Russia 20,5 thousand - this is 70% of all centenarians. Records pose new challenges for the state - now we need to solve the problem of accessibility of social and medical care for older people.

For the first half of the 2019 year in Russia, according to preliminary data, for the 0,8 year lifespan increased. Now she is 73,7 years.