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Survival differences among the oldest old in Sardinia: who, what, where, and why?

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  • Graziella Caselli

    (Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza")

  • Rosa Maria Lipsi

    (Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT).)

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    A study of centenarians in Sardinia detected the existence of an area where the number of centenarians is higher than elsewhere, in particularly for men. There is a widespread opinion that the existence of a greater or a lesser number of centenarians largely depends on mortality features between 80 and 100 years. This study aims to cast light on our knowledge of elderly mortality differentials, total and by cause of death, in Sardinia, and attempts to verify this hypothesis. To do so, an analysis is conducted of age and sex mortality trends over time at province and municipality level. Results fully confirm the underlying hypothesis.

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    Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 13 (March)
    Pages: 267-294

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    Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:14:y:2006:i:13

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    Keywords: causes of death; centenarians; geography of mortality; Italy; life expectancy; mortality; oldest old; Sardinia; survival differences;

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    1. R. Thatcher, 2001. "The Demography of Centenarians in England and Wales," Population (french edition), Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED), vol. 13(1), pages 139-156.
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    1. Eva Kibele & Fanny Janssen, 2013. "Distortion of regional old-age mortality due to late-life migration in the Netherlands?," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 29(5), pages 105-132, July.

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