As of 2011, there are estimated to be between 400 to 500 centenarians living in New Zealand.
Of these, fewer than 40 would be aged over 105. The mean age of those interviewed in the study was 101.
The centenarians were more likely to be female (75 percent) and in any age group, women were more likely to be free of the common chronic diseases outlined above.
“Women have a longer life expectancy and are therefore more likely to be represented in centenarian studies. However, after correcting for this advantage, men who do make it to 100 years of age are more likely to be