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18 November 2011

Number of nonagenarians tripled since 1980

The ranks of the nation's oldest residents are growing quickly now that people who reach age 90 are expected to live longer than ever before, according to a study released.

The ranks of the nation's oldest residents are growing quickly now that people who reach age 90 are expected to live longer than ever before, according to a study released.

"I think it's going to grow even faster than predicted in the report," said Richard Suzman, director of behavioural and social research at the National Institute on Ageing, which commissioned the study.

 
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