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Supercentenarians [electronic resource] / edited by Heiner Maier, Jutta Gampe, Bernard Jeune, James W. Vaupel, Jean-Marie Robine.

Edition:
1st ed. 2010.
Publication:
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2010.
Series:
Demographic Research Monographs, A Series of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, 1613-5520
Demographic Research Monographs, A Series of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, 1613-5520
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (330 p.)
Subjects:
Demography.
Aging.
Population.
Statistics .
Human geography.
Local subjects:
Demography. (search)
Aging. (search)
Population Economics. (search)
Statistics for Life Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences. (search)
Human Geography. (search)
Language:
English
Summary:
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.
Contents:
General
On the age validation of supercentenarians
The International Database on Longevity: Structure and contents
Country reports
Supercentenarians in the United States
The emergence of supercentenarians in Canada
Supercentenarians in Japan
Being very old in a young country: Centenarians and supercentenarians in Australia
Supercentenarians in France
Italian supercentenarians: Age validation of deaths from 1969 to 2000
Emergence and verification of supercentenarians in Spain
Age validation of persons aged 105 and above in Germany
The growth of high ages in England and Wales, 1635-2106
Supercentenarians in the Nordic Countries
Research on supercentenarians
Human mortality beyond age 110
Is it possible to measure life expectancy at 110 in France?
Age 115 or more in the United States: Fact or fiction?
Jeanne Calment and her successors. Biographical notes on the longest living humans.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Maier, Heiner. editor., Editor,
Gampe, Jutta. editor., Editor,
Jeune, Bernard. editor., Editor,
Vaupel, James W. editor., Editor,
Robine, Jean-Marie. editor., Editor,
ISBN:
1-282-83937-3
9786612839375
3-642-11520-9
OCLC:
823245885
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-642-11520-2 doi
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