World Health Organization defines how old is old
How do you define old age? By WHO standards? Or in other ways? Check out the unique perceptions brought out by ISCians of what constitutes old age!
Sixty five years old is not old, but still to be condidered as young, according to WHO. Earlier based on the Friendly Societies Act (1875) in Britain old was categorized by age 50. However, United Nations had not adopted a standard criterion. But recently, 60 years old was referred as the border age to the word 'old'.
Recently WHO did another research in this topic, accordingly a new criterion for dividing human age has been announced. The same is as follows:
0 to 17 years : under age
18 to 65 years : youth or young
66 to 79 years : middle aged
80 to 99 years : elderly or senior
100 Plus. long lived elderly.
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