Women likelier to live to 100 than men
Merely two out of 10 people who hit the century mark or live longer are male, researchers say.
According to a report released by a U.S. Census Bureau on Monday, of the 53,364 Americans age 100 and older more than 80 percent are women.
The agency's findings, based on data collected from its 2010 census, also found that those who make it past 100 are also more likely to be white city-dwellers in the Northeast and Midwest.
"Due to sex differences in mortality over the lifespan, the proportion of females in the population increases with age. This is especially true in the oldest ages, where the percentage female increases sharply," Fox News quoted the Census researchers as writing.
"For every 100 centenarian females, there were only 20.7 centenarian males," they added.