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Article: Emergence of oldest old and centenarians: demographic analysis

TitleEmergence of oldest old and centenarians: demographic analysis
Authors
KeywordsAged, 80 and over
Cohort studies
Demography
Longevity
Population growth
Issue Date2012
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ajgg.org/
Citation
Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2012, v. 7 n. 1, p. 19-25 How to Cite?
AbstractThe number of centenarians is increasing in most countries (including the developing countries). The numbers of centenarians and the corresponding growth rates in different countries are compared. Although there may be biases related to migration, there are large differences between countries in terms of the numbers of centenarians (Japan being highest, followed by France). Three components that could explain the increase in the numbers of centenarians were investigated, namely: the number of newborns a century ago, their survival up to age 100 years, and survival of the centenarians themselves. The most important factor was improved survival between age 80 and 100 years. The 2010 United Nations World Population Prospects estimate that the worldwide number of centenarians will continue to increase, more so in today’s developing countries, particularly in the second part of the 21st century. Accordingly, farreaching economic and social adjustments will become necessary to meet the growing needs of care for these oldest old.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198087
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.116

 

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dc.contributor.authorHerm, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, KSLen_US
dc.contributor.authorPoulain, Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-25T02:46:11Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-25T02:46:11Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2012, v. 7 n. 1, p. 19-25en_US
dc.identifier.issn1819-1576en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198087-
dc.description.abstractThe number of centenarians is increasing in most countries (including the developing countries). The numbers of centenarians and the corresponding growth rates in different countries are compared. Although there may be biases related to migration, there are large differences between countries in terms of the numbers of centenarians (Japan being highest, followed by France). Three components that could explain the increase in the numbers of centenarians were investigated, namely: the number of newborns a century ago, their survival up to age 100 years, and survival of the centenarians themselves. The most important factor was improved survival between age 80 and 100 years. The 2010 United Nations World Population Prospects estimate that the worldwide number of centenarians will continue to increase, more so in today’s developing countries, particularly in the second part of the 21st century. Accordingly, farreaching economic and social adjustments will become necessary to meet the growing needs of care for these oldest old.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ajgg.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatricsen_US
dc.rightsAsian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.en_US
dc.subjectAged, 80 and overen_US
dc.subjectCohort studiesen_US
dc.subjectDemographyen_US
dc.subjectLongevityen_US
dc.subjectPopulation growthen_US
dc.titleEmergence of oldest old and centenarians: demographic analysisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, KSL: cslk@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume7en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage19en_US
dc.identifier.epage25en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kongen_US

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