PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY-ASSIGNMENT. In humans, old age is a concept of longevity. The effects of aging appear after reproductive life, when the individual’s evolutionary role has been completed. Man’s average death age used to be between 20 and 25 years, but today’s average life expectancy in the Western world is around 80 years. In India, it has increased from an average of 26 years to 64 years due to improved health care.
Women live longer than men on average around the world.
1. State and contextualise five (5) factors that influence ageing.