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A surprising chart shows just how much women outlive men

A surprising chart shows just how much women outlive men

Slightly more male babies are born than female babies on average, yet women substantially outlive men. A series of maps by Jishai Evers of Dadaviz recently illustrated this idea, showing the population of women and men around the U.S. by age group.

Now Randy Olson, our favorite data tinkerer, has also weighed in with a post about the male/female breakdown of the U.S. population. In the graphic above, he shows the percentage breakdown of women and men in the U.S. in 2010. Among people over the age of 65, the percentage of women rises dramatically: More than 75 percent of those who live to be 100 are women.

To see more of Olson’s graphics on age, click “Know More.”

Ana Swanson | July 22, 2015 at 2:26 pm
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