The number of people in Taiwan aged 100 years or older totaled 872 this year, with 54 more centenarians than last year, the Ministry of the Interior said yesterday. Of the total of 872 centenarians this year, 91.3 percent were aged between 100 and 104, and 11 were aged 110 years or older, the statistics said. With 599 female centenarians this year, women accounted for 68.7 percent of the country's centenarians, with the two oldest people in Taiwan, aged 122 and 121, being females. The two oldest men were both 110 years old. Taipei, with 193 centenarians, had the highest concentration of people aged a century or older, and more than 54 percent of the nation's century-old citizens lived in northern counties and cities.
Sat, Oct 14, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Centenarian total rises
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