Emergence of Supercentenarians in Low-Mortality Countries

  title={Emergence of Supercentenarians in Low-Mortality Countries},
  author={Jean-Marie Robine and James W. Vaupel},
  journal={North American Actuarial Journal},
  pages={54 - 63}
Abstract The exponential increase in the number of centenarians, which started just after World War II, is well documented in Europe and Japan. Much less is known about the population of extremely old persons reaching age 105—the semisupercentenarians—or age 110—the supercentenarians. The first cases of validated supercentenarians appeared in the 1960s, and their numbers have steadily increased since the mid-1980s. The current prevalence of known supercentenarians in low-mortality countries… Expand
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