What are the odds that you might ever reach your 100th birthday?
Today we're presenting a tool that can help you find out what your percentage chances are of ever making it to the century mark! Our tool is based upon data published by The Guardian's Datablog and although it specifically applies for the population of the United Kingdom, it should give you a pretty good idea of your own longevity, assuming you have a similar demographic heritage.
And all we need to project the percentage chance of whether you'll be 100 years old someday is your current age and your gender....
One interesting aspect of the data is that either the younger you are, or the older you are, the better your chances of being 100 years old someday. For example, an individual born today, at Age 0, has a nearly a 30% probability of reaching Age 100 without taking their gender into account. Only those Age 96 or older have a better shot at making it to that age!
Meanwhile, the ages at which people are most unlikely to ever see their 100th birthday is Age 83 and Age 84. Here, the non-gender specific odds of reaching their 100th birthday is just 7.2%.
But the people with the best odds of being 100 years old are the people who are already 99 years old!
Gibbs, Freya. How Likely Are You to Live to 100? Get the Full Data. The Guardian: Datablog. 4 August 2011.