Young people 'more likely to reach 100 years old'

Today's 20-year-olds are three times more likely to live to 100 than their grandparents and twice as likely as their parents, official figures show. And a baby born in 2011 is almost eight times more likely to reach their 100th birthday than one born 80 years ago. A girl born this year has a one-in-three chance of reaching 100 years old and boys have a one-in-four chance. The Department for Work and Pensions has issued the figures based on Office for National Statistics predictions. By 2066 it is estimated there will be at least half-a-million people aged over 100