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Supercentenarians

Author: Heiner Maier
Publisher: Heidelberg : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Demographic research monographs.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Supercentenarians.
Heidelberg : Springer, ©2010
(OCoLC)495598578
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heiner Maier
ISBN: 9783642115202 3642115209 9783642115196 3642115195
OCLC Number: 654382063
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 323 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Supercentenarians; Foreword; Contents; Part I General; On the age validation of supercentenarians; 1 Introduction; 2 Some features of the history of age validation for centenarians; 3 The age validation procedure; 4 Three types of basic documents for validation; 5 Original document versus copies; 6 How to conclude a validation process?; 7 Some examples of validation or invalidation of the age of supercentenarians; 7.1 Age validation in Sardinia; 7.1.1 The validation of the age of Antonio Todde; 7.1.2 The invalidation of the age of Damiana Sette. 7.2 The invalidation of the age of Marta Ninashvili's age in Georgia7.3 Joan Riudavets was, with high probability, the oldest validated man alive on earth in 2003; 7.4 Kamato Hongo has probably never been the oldest person on earth; 8 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; The International Database on Longevity: Structure and contents; 1 Introduction; 2 Database structure; 2.1 Variables on the individuals; 2.2 Age validation; 2.3 Publicly accessible information; 3 IDL overview; Acknowledgements; Appendix; Part II Country reports; Supercentenarians in the United States. 1 Casting the net and passing muster2 Characteristics; 3 Mortality; 4 Plans for the future; References; The emergence of supercentenarians in Canada; 1 The tale of the official statistics: Data on population; 2 The tale of the official statistics: Data on deaths; 3 About data collection and age validation in Canada; 4 The supercentenarians of Quebec; 5 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Supercentenarians in Japan; 1 Introduction; 2 Basis of age validation; 2.1 Family Register "KOSEKI"; 2.2 Resident Registry; 3 Data sources for centenarians and supercentenarians in Japan. 4 Validation of date of birth and death5 Results of the validation; 6 Trends in the supercentenarians; 6.1 Trends in the supercentenarians in Japan from Vital Statistics; 6.1.1 Trends in the number of deceased supercentenarians; 6.1.2 Trends in the highest age at death; 6.1.3 Trends in the age of the oldest living person; 7 Reliability of information on age and date of birth; 7.1 Possible causes of age misreporting in the Family Registration System; 7.2 Reliability of information on dates of birth; 8 Concluding remarks; Acknowledgement; References. Being very old in a young country: Centenarians and supercentenarians in Australia1 Introduction; 2 Recording Australian centenarians; 3 Validating individual supercentenarians in Australia; 4 How many Australian centenarians?; 5 Other sources of centenarian data in Australia; 6 Semi-supercentenarians and supercentenarians in Australia; 7 Conclusion; References; Supercentenarians in France; 1 Presentation of the data; 1.1 An incomplete list of names; 1.2 Individual death records from vital statistics; 1.3 Transcripts of individual records from the RNIPP; 2 Validation of the RNIPP data.
Series Title: Demographic research monographs.
Responsibility: editors, Heiner Maier [and others].

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