FACTBOX: Most babies in rich nations will see 100th birthday

Thu Oct 1, 2009 7:52pm EDT
 
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(Reuters) - More than half of babies born in rich nations after the year 2000 will live to be at least 100 years old, if life expectancy trends continue, according to a Danish study published on Friday.

Following is a snapshot of some of the findings:

The table shows the oldest age to which at least 50 percent of babies born in the years listed in each country are expected to live.

For example, half of babies born in Italy in 2003 are expected to live to 103, and half born there in 2007 will live to 104.

YEAR 2000 2003 2007

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Japan 104 105 107

United States 101 103 104

Italy 102 103 104   Continued...