Demographics of human supercentenarians and the implications for longevity medicine

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Jun;1019:490-5. doi: 10.1196/annals.1297.090.


Demographers have forecast that there are going to be a great many more older adults in the next few decades. This will have great implications for longevity medicine. The Gerontology Research Group, affiliated with the UCLA School of Medicine, has compiled and maintained a Table of Worldwide Living Supercentenarians (persons 110 years or older) for the last 4 years, shedding important light on the biological limits of human morbidity and mortality and providing a realistic perspective on the problem of long-term interventions that can reasonably be achieved in the near future.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over*
  • Databases as Topic
  • Demography
  • Geriatrics / methods*
  • Humans
  • Life Expectancy
  • Longevity*
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Time Factors