Volume 32 - Article 37 | Pages 1049–1064 Article has associated letter

Demographic characteristics of Sardinian centenarian genealogies: Preliminary results of the AKeA2 study

By Rosa Maria Lipsi, Graziella Caselli, Lucia Pozzi, Giovannella Baggio, Ciriaco Carru, Claudio Franceschi, James Vaupel, Luca Deiana

 

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09 June 2015 | Response Letter

On the comment on a study of parity in centenarian women of Sardinia

by Rosa Maria Lipsi

Thank you for your comment concerning the following sentence, “However, the number of children for women deceased at ages 70-79 is not 5.6, but 5.1 (Table 3), while that for women deceased at ages 60-69 is 5.6”. It has allowed us to find an error in the text (page 1056, paragraph 5 [...]

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28 May 2015 | Response Letter

A comment on a study of parity in centenarian women of Sardinia

by Éric Le Bourg

Lipsi et al (2015) have published a descriptive study of centenarians of Sardinia in Demographic Research. One of their main conclusions is that “centenarian women have on average fewer children, and at an older age, particularly for their last child”. However, these conclusions are not warranted.

 

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