Supercentenarians (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 17, 2010 - Aging - 338 pages
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Does human mortality after age 110 continue to rise, level off, or start to decline? This book describes a concerted, international research effort undertaken with the goal of establishing a database that allows the best possible description of the mortality trajectory beyond the age of 110. The International Database on Longevity (IDL) is the result of this ongoing effort. The IDL contains exhaustive information on validated cases of supercentenarians (people 110 years and older) and allows unbiased estimates of mortality after age 110. The main finding is remarkable: human mortality after age 110 is flat at a probability of death of 50% per year. The sixteen chapters of this book discuss age validation of exceptional longevity, data on supercentenarians in a series of countries, structure and contents of the IDL, and statistical analysis of human mortality after age 110. Several chapters include short accounts of specific supercentenarians that add life to demographic research.
  

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Contents

On the age validation of supercentenarians
3
The International Database on Longevity Structure and contents
31
Part II Country reports
41
Supercentenarians in the United States
42
The emergence of supercentenarians in Canada
59
Supercentenarians in Japan
75
Being very old in a young country Centenarians and supercentenarians in Australia
101
Supercentenarians in France
118
Age validation of persons aged 105 and abovein Germany
173
The growth of high ages in England and Wales 16352106
190
Supercentenarians in the Nordic Countries
203
Part III Research on supercentenarians
217
Human mortality beyond age 110
218
Is it possible to measure life expectancy at 110in France?
231
Age 115 or more in the United States Fact or ction?
247
Jeanne Calment and her successorsBiographical notes on the longest livinghumans
285

Italian supercentenarians Age validation of deaths from 1969 to 2000
137
Emergence and veri cation of supercentenarians in Spain
151

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