Most of us are hoping to hit the 100th birthday milestone and get a card from the Queen.
And this computer reveal your ability to do so, based on your gender and the year you were born.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), a 50-year-old male can live to be 84 years old.
There’s a 1/4 chance he’ll hit 93, but only a 4.4% chance he’ll hit 100.
His wife, also 50, has better odds, with a 7.4% chance of being centenarian.
Of course, life expectations are averages and so won’t be true for everyone. They are also based on assumptions that nothing serious will happen (such as a pandemic).
Your lifestyle, diet, weight, genetics and wealth can all affect How long will you really live?, with luck also playing a big role.
ONS’s latest report on life expectancy in the UK revealed that one in five (19%) girls born this year will be at the age of 100.
Government analysts also say that 13.6% fewer boys will become centenarians.
On average, boys born in the UK in 2020 can expect to live to 87.3 years on average and girls 90.2 years old.
But this rate is lower than previous estimates – and experts blame the Covid pandemic.
A child born in the UK in 2020 will die almost five years earlier than previously thought.
“Today’s figures show that children born today can still be expected to outlive their parents,” said David Finch, assistant director of healthy living at the Health Foundation.
“However, people living in the UK today are not expected to live as long as previously predicted.
“The unprecedented increase in the number of deaths caused by Covid-19 will end when we emerge from the pandemic, but will have a lasting impact from the decade of life expectancy that stalled before the pandemic.
“Girls born in 2020 are expected to die 4.8 years earlier than expected in 2012, and boys 4.5 years earlier.”
Children born last year will still see more years than their parents or grandparents.
A person who is currently 65 years old can reach 85 years old (male) to 87 years old (female).
Going forward, the ONS predicts more than a quarter (27%) of British girls born between the ages of 20 and 20 will live to be at least 100.
The figure for boys is slightly lower, at 20.9%.
Life expectancy has improved dramatically since the 19th century thanks to better housing, disease control, vaccines and better nutrition.
Women have always lived longer than men, but the gap between the sexes has changed over time.
The King’s Fund report: “The gender gap has narrowed since the 1970s, to 3.7 years in 2019, with death rates falling faster for men than for women due to reductions in smoking and death from cardiovascular diseases.
“However, the gender gap has widened in 2020 to four years because of the higher mortality rate from Covid-19 in males than females.”
Chromosomal differences between males and females influence mortality, meaning that women are given biological care to survive longer.
However, biological differences only cover part of the story, and the data suggest that lifestyle choices also have a big impact on life expectancy between men and women.
For example, men tend to smoke more – thus increasing the risk of the disease.
It is also known that people living in more affluent areas live longer than those in deprived area – up to a decade longer.
That’s because a new study has shown that people living in Britain’s so-called “left-behind” communities are 46 per cent more likely to die from Covid-19 than those in the rest. of the country.
“Left-behind” neighborhoods (LBNs) differ from frequently deprived areas by having fewer social and cultural assets, due to economic problems.
They are mainly found in the Midlands and North in unindustrialized areas – as well as coastal areas in the South.
The study found that people in these areas were seven times more likely to die from Covid than those in areas with chronic deprivation.
People in these neighborhoods are likely to live 7.5 years less in better health than their peers in the rest of England.
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