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

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  • Graziella Caselli

    (Sapienza Università di Roma)

  • Rosa Maria Lipsi

    (Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (ISTAT))

Abstract

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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  • Graziella Caselli & Rosa Maria Lipsi, 2006. "Survival differences among the oldest old in Sardinia: who, what, where, and why?," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 14(13), pages 267-294, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:14:y:2006:i:13
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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.
    2. Fabio Divino & Viviana Egidi & Michele Antonio Salvatore, 2009. "Geographical mortality patterns in Italy," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 20(18), pages 435-466, April.
    3. Rosa Maria Lipsi & Graziella Caselli & Lucia Pozzi & Giovannella Baggio & Ciriaco Carru & Claudio Franceschi & James W. Vaupel & Luca Deiana, 2015. "Demographic characteristics of Sardinian centenarian genealogies: Preliminary results of the AKeA2 study," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 32(37), pages 1049-1064, May.
    4. Graziella Caselli & Enrica Lapucci & Rosa Maria Lipsi & Lucia Pozzi & Giovannella Baggio & Ciriaco Carru & Luca Deiana & Claudio Franceschi & James W. Vaupel, 2014. "Maternal longevity is associated with lower infant mortality," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 31(42), pages 1275-1296, November.

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    Keywords

    cause of death; centenarians; geography of mortality; Italy; life expectancy; mortality; oldest old; Sardinia; survival differences;

    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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