Nonagenarians and centenarians in Switzerland, 1860-2001: a demographic analysis.

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serval:BIB_92701B11D75F
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Title
Nonagenarians and centenarians in Switzerland, 1860-2001: a demographic analysis.
Journal
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Author(s)
Robine J.M., Paccaud F.
ISSN
0143-005X
ISSN-L
0143-005X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2005
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
59
Number
1
Pages
31-37
Language
english
Abstract
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To explore the rapid rise of the extremely old population, showing the magnitude of the increase and identifying demographic mechanisms underlying this increase. DESIGN: Demographic analysis using census data, yearly population estimates, and mortality statistics. SETTING: Switzerland 1860-2001. MAIN RESULTS: Indicators suggest a strong increase in the number of nonagenarians and centenarians in Switzerland as compared with other countries. The increase is mostly attributable to the decline in mortality after age 80. This decline started in the 1950s. CONCLUSION: Nonagenarians and centenarians constitute a new population, which became sizeable after 1950 in Switzerland. There is a need to monitor this population with appropriate demographic and epidemiological indicators.
Keywords
Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Female, Humans, Life Expectancy, Longevity, Male, Mortality, Switzerland
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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14/03/2008 11:12
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20/08/2019 15:55
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