World’s Oldest Man Was Younger Than 65 Women

Jun 9, 2014 12:15pm
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Dr. Alexander Imich is seen during an interview with Reuters at his home in New York City on May 9, 2014. (Credit: Mike Segar/Reuters)

Alexander Imich, a 111-year-old New Yorker, was the world’s oldest man when he died Sunday. But the late doctor was actually the world’s 66th oldest person.

That’s right. There are 65 women older than Imich, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which keeps track of supercentenarians – people over the age of 110.

As of last weekend, there were 76 supercentenarians worldwide, including Imich, who had been declared the world’s oldest man in May. Of those 76, only three were men. The remaining 73 supercentenarians were all women.

The world’s oldest woman, Japanese Misao Okawa, is 116. She was born in 1898.

The average life expectancy for American women is 81.92 years, according to 2014 government estimates. Men, on the other hand, live an average 77.11 years.

The oldest American recently turned 115.

Read about the last man from the 19th century.

This 101-year-old woman’s has a sizzling longevity secret.

 

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Misao Okawa, left, poses with her 2-month-old great-grandson Hibiki Okawa, right, along with the Guinness World Records certificate at a nursing home in Osaka, Japan on Feb. 27, 2013. (Credit: Itsuo Inouye/AP Photo)

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