[More people live to be very old and with a better functioning].


Journal Article (Review)

Death rates for 80+-year-olds are now half of what they were after WWII. The chance of living past 90 years has gone up by roughly 30% per decade for people born in Denmark in 1895, 1905, and 1915 - and the later cohorts are functioning better physically and cognitively. Centenarians are on average functioning physically and cognitively as well as 92-93-year-olds due to selective mortality. A steep increase in the frequency of hospitalization and surgical procedure among 85-100-year-olds is occurring, but there is a lack of knowledge about treatment effects and side effects among the oldest-old.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Christensen, K; Jeune, B; Andersen-Ranberg, K; Vaupel, JW

Published Date

  • October 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 175 / 41

Start / End Page

  • 2395 - 2398

PubMed ID

  • 24630191

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24630191

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1603-6824

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0041-5782


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