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Living beyond age 105: When the improbable becomes reality

By France Meslé, Jacques Vallin, Carlo-Giovanni Camarda, Arianna Caporali, Svitlana Poniakina, Laurent Toussaint and Jean-Marie Robine.

The French population includes growing numbers of people over 100 years old: there were 31,000 centenarians in 2024, 30 times more than half a century ago. How many will reach 105 or 110? By carefully examining deaths at these advanced ages, the authors draw a statistical and geographical portrait of these exceptionally long-lived individuals.