They really are that old: a validation study of centenarian prevalence in Okinawa.

@article{Willcox2008TheyRA,
  title={They really are that old: a validation study of centenarian prevalence in Okinawa.},
  author={D. Willcox and B. Willcox and Q. He and Nien-chiang Wang and M. Suzuki},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={
          338-49
        }
}
  • D. Willcox, B. Willcox, +2 authors M. Suzuki
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
  • Long-lived individuals, such as centenarians, may harbor genetic or environmental advantages important for healthy aging. [...] Key Method Therefore, we performed comprehensive age validation of a subset (8%) of the total centenarian population and assessed the reliability of the age registration system. Self-reported age was validated with several common methods and found to correlate well with documented age. Demographic methods, including assessment of age heaping, maximum age at death, centenarian…Expand Abstract
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