Italian supercentenarians: Age validation of deaths from 1969 to 2000

  • Silvia BruzzoneEmail author
  • Elisabetta Barbi
  • Graziella Caselli
Part of the Demographic Research Monographs book series (DEMOGRAPHIC)


This report describes the first stage of the age validation process of Italian supercentenarians. The process is still in progress and to date has only concerned supercentenarians deceased in the period 1969-2000. Of 35 potential supercentenarians included in the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istituto nazionale di statistica, or Istat) database, 21 cases (three males and 18 females) are fully validated, seven cases refer to false supercentenarians—the error often being a misreported date of birth—and seven cases still remain unverified. The maximum age reached by the validated supercentenarians is 111, and the first case is recorded in 1973. In Italy supercentenarians have become a significant phenomenon only in the last few years.


Civil Status Death Registrar Local Health Unit Italian National Institute Italian Municipal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Bruzzone
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elisabetta Barbi
    • 2
  • Graziella Caselli
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (ISTAT)RomaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di StatisticaUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Studi Sociali, Economici, Attuarili e DemograficiSapienza Università di RomaRomaItaly

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