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The Number of Centenarians in the United States on January 1, 1990, 2000, AND 2010 Based on Improved Medicare Data

The Number of Centenarians in the United States on January 1, 1990, 2000, AND 2010 Based on... THE NUMBER OF CENTENARIANS IN THE UNITED STATES ON JANUARY 1, 1990, 2000, AND 2010 BASED ON IMPROVED MEDICARE DATA* † ‡ Bert Kestenbaum and B. Renee ´ Ferguson The title of the conference that this paper was earlier, and it would seem, by extension, that the written for was ‘‘Living to 100 and Beyond.’’ Peo- number of centenarians in a country about dou- ple who have achieved this feat are called cente- bled with each decade through 1990. This asser- narians, and a small literature has developed from tion was based on data from 10 European coun- population scientists interested in measuring the tries and Japan. size of the centenarian population. Two asser- The estimates that we present in this paper for tions of a general nature that appear in this lit- the sizes of the centenarian population in the erature are examined in our paper. United States on January 1, 1990, and January 1, The first is an assertion by the esteemed Finn- 2000, and a rough projection for its size on Jan- ish demographer, recently deceased, Va ¨ino ¨ Kan- uary 1, 2010, are in disagreement with both of nisto, which he based on data from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png North American Actuarial Journal Taylor & Francis

The Number of Centenarians in the United States on January 1, 1990, 2000, AND 2010 Based on Improved Medicare Data

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2325-0453
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1092-0277
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10.1080/10920277.2006.10597398
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THE NUMBER OF CENTENARIANS IN THE UNITED STATES ON JANUARY 1, 1990, 2000, AND 2010 BASED ON IMPROVED MEDICARE DATA* † ‡ Bert Kestenbaum and B. Renee ´ Ferguson The title of the conference that this paper was earlier, and it would seem, by extension, that the written for was ‘‘Living to 100 and Beyond.’’ Peo- number of centenarians in a country about dou- ple who have achieved this feat are called cente- bled with each decade through 1990. This asser- narians, and a small literature has developed from tion was based on data from 10 European coun- population scientists interested in measuring the tries and Japan. size of the centenarian population. Two asser- The estimates that we present in this paper for tions of a general nature that appear in this lit- the sizes of the centenarian population in the erature are examined in our paper. United States on January 1, 1990, and January 1, The first is an assertion by the esteemed Finn- 2000, and a rough projection for its size on Jan- ish demographer, recently deceased, Va ¨ino ¨ Kan- uary 1, 2010, are in disagreement with both of nisto, which he based on data from

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North American Actuarial JournalTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 1, 2006

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