By Heiner Maier,Jutta Gampe,Bernard Jeune,James W. Vaupel,Jean-Marie Robine

Does human mortality after age a hundred and ten proceed to upward thrust, point off, or begin to decline? This publication describes a concerted, overseas study attempt undertaken with the aim of creating a database that permits the absolute best description of the mortality trajectory past the age of one hundred ten. The foreign Database on toughness (IDL) is the results of this ongoing attempt. The IDL comprises exhaustive info on tested instances of supercentenarians (people a hundred and ten years and older) and permits independent estimates of mortality after age one hundred ten. the most discovering is impressive: human mortality after age a hundred and ten is flat at a chance of dying of fifty% in keeping with 12 months. The 16 chapters of this booklet talk about age validation of outstanding toughness, facts on supercentenarians in a chain of nations, constitution and contents of the IDL, and statistical research of human mortality after age one hundred ten. numerous chapters contain brief bills of particular supercentenarians that upload lifestyles to demographic research.

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