Book Chapter

The International Database on Longevity: structure and contents

Cournil, A., Robine, J.-M., Maier, H., Gampe, J., Vaupel, J. W.
In: Maier, H., Gampe, J., Jeune, B., Robine, J.-M., Vaupel, J. W. (Eds.): Supercentenarians, 31–40
Demographic research monographs 7
Berlin [et al.], Springer (2010)


The International Database on Longevity contains exhaustive information on validated cases of supercentenarians that allows unbiased estimates of mortality after age 110. This chapter describes the structure and contents of the database, including the different categories of age-validation procedures.
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