Book Chapter

Human mortality beyond age 110

Gampe, J.

In: Maier, H., Gampe, J., Jeune, B., Robine, J.-M., Vaupel, J. W. (Eds.): Supercentenarians, 219-230 (2010)
Demographic Research Monographs 7
Berlin [et al.]: Springer.

ISBN 978-3-642-11519-6, eISBN 978-3-642-11520-2, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-11520-2


The International Database of Longevity (IDL) offers detailed information on thoroughly validated cases of supercentenarians. These data are used to estimate human mortality after age 110. The procedure properly accounts for the country-specific sampling frames in the IDL. The analysis confirms that human mortality after age 110 is at at a level corresponding to an annual probability of death of 50%. No sex-specific differences in mortality could be found, and no time trend in supercentenarian mortality between earlier and later cohorts could be detected.