Identification of a Blue Zone in a Typical Chinese Longevity Region
AbstractInfluenced by a special local environment, the proportion of centenarians is particularly high in some places, known as “blue zones”. Blue zones are mysterious regions that continue to attract research. This paper explores the spatial distribution of the longevity population in a typical Chinese longevity region. Longevity evaluation indexes are used to analyze the longevity phenomenon in 88 towns between 2011 and 2015. Our research findings show that longevity is more important than birth rate and migration in shaping the degree of deep aging in the research region. Fluctuations in the proportion of centenarians are much higher than for nonagenarians, both in relation to towns and to years. This is because there are so few centenarians that data collected over a short time period cannot accurately represent the overall degree of longevity in a small region; data and statistics must be collected over a longer time period to achieve this. GIS analysis revealed a stable longevity zone located in the center of the research region. This area seems to help people live more easily to 90–99 years old; however, its ability to help nonagenarians live to 100 is a weaker effect. View Full-Text
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Huang, Y.; Mark Jacquez, G. Identification of a Blue Zone in a Typical Chinese Longevity Region. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 571.
Huang Y, Mark Jacquez G. Identification of a Blue Zone in a Typical Chinese Longevity Region. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(6):571.Chicago/Turabian Style
Huang, Yi; Mark Jacquez, Geoffrey. 2017. "Identification of a Blue Zone in a Typical Chinese Longevity Region." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 6: 571.