Nightly News   |  December 10, 2012

Want to live longer? It helps to be a woman

About 80 percent of all people 100 or older are women, according to the latest census numbers. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> americans who live to be 100 or older are still pretty rare. there are fewer than two of them for every 10,000 people in our country. we learned something today about who they are. they are mostly women. 80% of those 100 and older are women, according to the latest census numbers. for the record most of them live in the american south .