Counting the Elderly
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"Fewer persons alive at 70 today survive until 90 than forty years ago." True or False?
posted by jrb223 to Science & Nature (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
On the first page of the Introduction to the cookbook Nourishing Traditions (published in 2001) the authors claim, "Fewer persons alive at 70 today survive until 90 than forty years ago," but do not cite any sources or offer any explanation as to how they came by this statistic (at least as far as we've gotten on our reading of the book). Is this true? How would one support the claim or disprove it?