May 25, 2010

CUBA: Over 1500 Centenarians Live in Cuba

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HAVANA, Cuba / Cuban Daily News / News / May 25, 2010

More than 1500 Cubans have surpassed 100 years, a research coordinated by the National Aged Adult and Social Assistance Direction of the Public Health Ministry stated.

More than 1500 Cubans have surpassed 100 years, a research coordinated by the National Aged Adult and Social Assistance Direction of the Public Health Ministry stated.

The island's 2004-2008 updating of the Centenarians Study shows that 53 people more than two years ago currently surpass that figure, Granma newspaper reported. This states that there is a centenarian per each 7,296 Cubans, and also one per each 1,269 aged adults.

According to information from the National Statistics Office, more than 1 950 000 people surpassing 60 years lived in the island in December.

The international seminar «Satisfactory Longevity: Integral Vision», which includes a centenarians meeting, will be held from Wednesday to Friday at the Nacional Hotel of Cuba, in the presence of delegates from 10 countries. [rc]

Source: cubasi.com