Results.‚ÄÇ A total of 111 men (13%) reached 90 years of age, men who reached 90 years were more likely at age 50 to be nonsmokers, consume less coffee, have higher socio-economic status and have low serum cholesterol levels than those who did not reach this age; however, at age 50 or 62, parents‚Äô survival was of no prognostic importance. Variables of greatest importance at higher ages were low blood pressure and measures related to good cardiorespiratory function. In multivariable analysis, including all examinations, being a nonsmoker, consuming small amounts of coffee, having high housing costs at age 50, good maximum working capacity and low serum cholesterol were related to a better chance of survival to age 90.
Conclusions.‚ÄÇ Low levels of cardiovascular risk factors, high socio-economic status and good functional capacity, irrespective of parents‚Äô survival, characterize men destined to reach the age of 90.
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