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Centenarians in U.S. in 2004

In 2004, there were an estimated 60,800 centenarians (those age 100 and older) in the United States.

Hing E, Middleton K. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2002 outpatient department summary. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 23-Jun-2004. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad345.pdf

Reference

Title
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2002 outpatient department summary
Publication
Advance Data
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
23-Jun-2004
Authors
Hing E, Middleton K
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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