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The Validation of Exceptional Male Longevity in Sardinia

  • Michel Poulain
  • Giovanni M. Pes
  • Ciriaco Carru
  • Luiggi Ferrucci
  • Giovanella Baggio
  • Claudio Franceschi
  • Luca Deiana
Part of the International Studies in Population book series (ISIP, volume 4)

An analysis of the Italian life tables at provincial level put the population of Sardinia and especially the Nuoro province beyond the usual range. The life expectancies at 60 and 85 are higher and the difference between men andwomen is less pronounced compared towhat is usually observed elsewhere. Exceptionally, in the Nuoro province, the life expectancy at 85 was higher for males compared to females between 1971 and 1991.

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Birth Record Young Sister Civil Status Death Record Sardinian Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Poulain
    • 1
  • Giovanni M. Pes
    • 2
  • Ciriaco Carru
    • 2
  • Luiggi Ferrucci
    • 3
  • Giovanella Baggio
    • 4
  • Claudio Franceschi
    • 5
  • Luca Deiana
    • 2
  1. 1.FNRS—CéDAP, Groupe d'Etudes de Démographie AppliquéeUniversité catholique de LouvainBelgique
  2. 2.Institute of Clinical BiochemistryUniversity of SassariItaly
  3. 3.Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology, Geriatric DepartmentItalian National Research Centre on Aging (INRCA)Italy
  4. 4.Institute of Internal MedicineUniversity of SassariItaly
  5. 5.Dept. of Experimental PathologyUniversity of BolognaItaly

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