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In Shanghai, 600 centenarians living

April 6 2006

The number of centenarians residents of Shanghai increased to 600 people, according to a report of the urban research center on aging. Of the 600 people 78% are women.

The oldest woman in Shanghai, Hu Amey (she was in 2005, 110 years) was born in January 1895. Shanghai's population is 13,600,000. Of the total population of Shanghai, 2.66 million (19.58%) are over 60 years. Analysts predict that by 2020 more than 30% of the population of Shanghai will be elderly (60 years and older), reports Xinhua.

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