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Société Suisse de Médecine Interne, Lausanne, May 21, 2001 Press Conference, Grand âge : jusqu’où pouvons nous aller ? Jean-Marie Robine.

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1 Société Suisse de Médecine Interne, Lausanne, May 21, 2001 Press Conference, Grand âge : jusqu’où pouvons nous aller ? Jean-Marie Robine

2 Robine and Paccaud, 2005 Increase in life expectancy in Switzerland

3 How many new born become adulte?

4 Halley, first life table, 1693

5 Sweden,

6 Switzerland,

7 Japan,

8 Fries (1980)

9 Japan

10 Japan

11 Increase in the modal length of life (M), since 1751: a selection of 9 countries

12 Longevity revolution Switzerland, 1878, 1930 and 1990 Modal life span (M)

13 More than 32,000 centenenarians in Japon in 2007 Robine & Saito, 2003

14 Life expectancy at birth, various countries, females – Human Mortality Database (HMD)

15 Health trends in centenarians Interestingly, in Japan where the number of centenarians is increasing quickly, their health status seem to worsen as shown by the strong increase overtime in the prevalence of bedridden centenarians (Gondo, personal communication, 2007) whereas in Denmark, where the increase in the number of centenarians is very slow, centenarians perform significantly better in 2005 than their counterparts of 1995 (Engberg et al, 2007). Interestingly, in Japan where the number of centenarians is increasing quickly, their health status seem to worsen as shown by the strong increase overtime in the prevalence of bedridden centenarians (Gondo, personal communication, 2007) whereas in Denmark, where the increase in the number of centenarians is very slow, centenarians perform significantly better in 2005 than their counterparts of 1995 (Engberg et al, 2007).

16 Thank you!

17 Société Suisse de Médecine Interne, Lausanne, May 21, 2001 Press Conference, Grand âge : jusqu’où pouvons nous aller ? Jean-Marie Robine

18 Increase in life expectancy in Switzerland Robine & Paccaud, 2005

19 LEXIS’S NORMAL LIFE DURATIONS Lexis, 1878


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