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dc.creatorRosero Bixby, Luis
dc.creatorDow, William H.
dc.creatorRehkopf, David H.
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-16T17:20:55Z
dc.date.available2015-01-16T17:20:55Z
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.identifier.citationhttp://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/publications/VYPR2013/rosero-bixby_etal_nicoya.htmles_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/11259
dc.descriptionartículo -- Universidad de Costa Rica, Centro Centroamericano de Población (CCP). 2013es_ES
dc.description.abstractReliable data show that the Nicoyan region of Costa Rica is a hot spot of high longevity. A survival follow-up of 16,300 elderly Costa Ricans estimated a Nicoya death rate ratio (DRR) for males 1990–2011 of 0.80 (0.69–0.93 CI). For a 60-yearold Nicoyan male, the probability of becoming centenarian is seven times that of a Japanese male, and his life expectancy is 2.2 years greater. This Nicoya advantage does not occur in females, is independent of socio-economic conditions, disappears in out-migrants and comes from lower cardiovascular (CV) mortality (DRR = 0.65). Nicoyans have lower levels of biomarkers of CV risk; they are also leaner, taller and suffer fewer disabilities. Two markers of ageing and stress—telomere length and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate—are also more favourable. The Nicoya diet is prosaic and abundant in traditional foods like rice, beans and animal protein, with low glycemic index and high fibre content.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUCB Department of Demography, USAes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.publisherVienna Yearbook of Population Research, Vol 11es_ES
dc.subjectInvestigación demográficaes_ES
dc.subjectPoblaciónes_ES
dc.subjectNutriciónes_ES
dc.subjectSaludes_ES
dc.titleThe Nicoya region of Costa Rica: A high longevity island for elderly maleses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1553/populationyearbook2013s109
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Sociales::Centro Centroamericano de Población (CCP)es_ES


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