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maybe it's a decrease in smoking or simply our newfound love upscale whatever the reason Americans are living longer much longer ezine to rethink your birth stays longer a CDC report out Wednesday shows that the number of Americans living past age one hundred had increased more than forty four percent in the past fifteen years , well centenarian aren't quite a dime a dozen life expectancy has surged from a century ago , a child born in nineteen hundred was on average only expected to make it to forty think Tiger Woods or Angelina Jolie , by two thousand that number swelled to seventy something more like Bernie Sanders or Barbra Streisand , like for all Americans leading cause of death for the one hundred plus cloud is heart disease followed by all primary which would be notably increasing , quality of life is still a concern but the CDC findings bring hopeful signs , just ask Betty white who turned it down right spry ninety four on Sunday