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Centenarians today: New insights on selection from the 5-COOP study

Abstract : The number of oldest old grew tremendously over the past few decades. However, recent studies have disclosed that the pace of increase strongly varies among countries. The present study Aims:to specify the level of mortality selection among the nonagenarians and centenarians living currently in five low mortality countries, Denmark, France, Japan, Switzerland, and Sweden, part of the 5-Country Oldest Old Project (5-COOP). All data come from the Human Mortality Database, except for the number of centenarians living in Japan.  We disclosed three levels of mortality selection, a milder level in Japan, a stronger level in Denmark and Sweden and an intermediary level in France and Switzerland. These divergences offer an opportunity to study the existence of a trade-off between the level of mortality selection and the functional health status of the oldest old survivors which will be seized by the 5-COOP project.
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Jean-Marie Robine, Ksl Cheung, y Saito, B Jeune, Mg Parker, et al.. Centenarians today: New insights on selection from the 5-COOP study. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, Hindawi, 2010, ⟨10.1155/2010/120354⟩. ⟨hal-03477500⟩

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