Table 3

Distribution of centenarian probands versus U.S. national population by sex, race, and education

GroupCentenarian probandsPersons aged 90–94 in 1990*
Sex
 Male0.220.25
 Female0.780.75
Race
 White0.950.91
 Non-White0.050.09
Education
 0–8 years0.280.46
 9–12 years0.340.35
 More than 12 years0.380.19
  • * For the category of education, years of education for the 1900 birth cohort was available from the U.S. census publication for the age group 85+ years (16). Education data for the age group 90–94 years (1895–1900 birth cohort) were kindly provided by Tori Velkoff, Chief of the Aging Studies Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau.