Women live longer, men healthier
According to a study, women are believed to live a longer life and men can live a more healthy life. The King’s College, London found that women are more likely to reach 100 years when compared to men. It has been noticed that men are more diagnosed to chronic illness in comparison with the women. Between 1990 and 2013, there had been an increase in 50% of females who would reach 100 years. Women can reach 100 age four times more than the men. It has been noted that there was about 30 % increase in the males who completed their 100 years in the same period. The men who reached 100 years were found to be healthier and women are more likely to get affected by multiple chronic diseases and disabilities like fractures and hearing or seeing disabilities.
Some life threatening conditions like arthritis or musculoskeletal disease became more prevalent and some other illness like diabetes became more prone to men and women. There was an overall increase in the number of centenarians and conditions that enabled people to reach this age by utilising different health care services. It can also have a huge impact on the health care costs. The number of people who reach 100 years continue to increase. It has become important to understand the health care facility that is being provided and it is closely related to the aging population. The Journal of American Geriatrics Society has published the study in complete details.