Source: United Daily News
Date: October 13, 2015
The number of men and women living to or over the age of 100 each year in
Taiwan is on the rise, according to a Ministry of Health and Welfare survey published Oct. 12.
As of this year, there are 3,043 centenarians in Taiwan representing 0.012 percent of the population. This number increased 44.2 percent from 2010 to 2015, surpassing the global average, approaching the level of Japan and higher than countries like Australia, Germany, Sweden and the U.S.
The study is a compilation of different reports conducted in conjunction with National Taiwan University’s Department of Social Work, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and United Daily News.
NTU professor Yang Pei-shan said there are no significant gender differences in Taiwan’s centenarian statistics, with males and females accounting for 48 percent and 52 percent, respectively. [FULL STORY]