Originally Posted by Lewis
I call BS on your 'contrarian fact' this time.
Population Distribution by Age, Race, Nativity, and Sex Ratio, 1860–2005 — Infoplease.com
1860, the population over 65 was 2.7%
2005 it was 12.4%
(a 5x increase!)
Yet somehow those statistics entirely reverse in the following 35 years? That would be..bizarre.
(Note, your reference is from the same bunch that says "...From a video segment recently aired on Nova [2007 population 306 million], we learn that only one in 10,000 Americans will live to age 100 [0.33% of the total population]..."
1/10,000 = 0.33%?)
I find NO record of any much-referred to U of VA study that "proves" this.
And from this:
According to our enhanced Medicare data, the centenarian population has grown in the 10-year period from 1/1/1990 to 1/1/2000 by 51 percent, or at an annual compound growth rate of 4.1 percent.
...which would certainly imply that the centenarian numbers haven't gone DOWN.
No, I'm going to suggest that the lack of written records in 1830 has more to do with the inflated reports of centenarians than nutrition.
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