Russia broke the record for the number of centenarians

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www.vsyako.netLong Agatha Dyachkova. Archived fotofoto: Sergey Maligawa / RIA Novosti

Centenarians aged 100 years in Russia has increased compared to the previous year. This is evidenced by the data of Rosstat, reports the newspaper “Izvestia”.

According to the data at the beginning of 2019 in the country was 20 582 longevity, which is 17 percent more than in 2017. More than 70 percent of them are women — about 14.7 thousand people. Men among centenarians a total of about 5.9 thousand.

According to the head of the international laboratory of demography and human capital Ranepa Sergey Shulgin, this situation for two main reasons. In particular, women are aging slower. And those of them who at the moment is elderly, less prone to bad habits.

In addition, the increase in the number of centenarians contribute to the improvement of living conditions and development of medicine and improvement of the system of statistical accounting. In the future, according to forecasts, the number of Russians older than 100 years will grow steadily.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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