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The changing face of the Australian population: growth in centenarians

Heather Booth
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (3): 165-166.
Published online: 2 February 2009

To the Editor: There can be little disagreement with Richmond’s assessment that Australia needs more research on the oldest old.1 Certainly, data on centenarians are sparse and unreliable, and there is a need for more thorough and more informed evaluation.

  • Heather Booth

  • Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.

Correspondence: heather.booth@anu.edu.au

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