Session 38:
Centenarian Data: What We Know, What We Think We Know

Thursday, March 31
1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Rooms 414-415
Level 4

Chair: John R. Wilmoth, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Douglas Ewbank, University of Pennsylvania

  1. Familial Determinants of Sardinian Longevity: A Genealogical ApproachGraziella Caselli, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"; Lucia Pozzi, University of Sassari; Luca Deiana, University of Sassari

  2. Month of Birth Influences Survival up to Age 105+. First Results From the Age Validation Study of German Semi-SupercentenariansGabriele Doblhammer, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Rembrandt Scholz, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Heiner Maier, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

  3. Mortality of Centenarians: A Study Based on the Social Security Administration Death Master FileLeonid A. Gavrilov, University of Chicago; Natalia S. Gavrilova, University of Chicago

  4. Number of Centenarians in the United States, 1990, 2000, and 2010, Based on Improved Medicare DataBert Kestenbaum, U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA); Betty R. Ferguson, U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)

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