Book Chapter

Mortality of supercentenarians: estimates from the updated IDL

In: Maier, H., Jeune, B., Vaupel, J. W. (Eds.): Exceptional lifespans, 29–35
Demographic research monographs -
Cham, Springer (2021)
Open Access


Mortality after age 110 has been estimated to be flat at a level corresponding to an annual probability of death of 50% (Gampe, Supercentenarians. Springer, Berlin, 2010). Since the publication of these results, the IDL has been substantially updated, and the number of supercentenarians in the database has roughly doubled. Here we report the results obtained from the updated database (N = 1219 supercentenarians). The broad conclusions regarding human mortality at the highest ages still hold.

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