List of Tables

Table 1. Kannisto-Thatcher Oldest-Old Database Table 2. Growth of the oldest-old population from 1950 to 1990 Table 3. Growth factor of the oldest-old population from 1950 to1990, by country Table 4. Proportion of the oldest-old in total population,1960 and 1990, by country Table 5. Proportion of centenarians in total population,1960 and 1990, by country Table 6. Age-standardized death rates at ages 80-99 in 1955-59 and 1985-89, by country. Total and annual decline. Table 7. Age-standardized death rates at ages 80-99 years in groups of countries Table 8. Ranking of countries according to mortality at ages 80-99 in 1955-59 and 1985-89. Both sexes Table 9. Decline of mortality at ages 80-99 from 1955-59 to 1985-89 Table 10. Onset of sustained decline in old-age mortality Table 11. Annual decline of mortality at ages 80-99. Calculated from the mean for the last 5 years relatively to the mean for the preceding 5 years Table 12. Decline of mortality by age and sex from 1955-59 to 1985-89, percent Table 13. Probability of dying at ages 100 and over, 1980-1990 Table 14. Percent change in age-specific death rate from given 5-year period to the next. Selected countries Table 15. Sex ratios of mortality at ages 80-99 years, by country

Updated by V. Castanova, 1 March 1999