For the past 6 years, UnitedHealthcare has conducted a survey of 100 centenarians. Here are the results of this year's survey:
It's just anecdotal. And since the survey was conducted over the phone, only "healthy and articulate Americans in this age range" could participate. About half had a high school degree or less and 88% were white.
Here are a few responses. There are more on the link.
I'd love to know what they thought a healthy diet was:
Immortality occurs in one's 20s:
I wonder if this was an open-ended question or if they named names. That 0% answer leads me to think they named names:
What is the one innovation you will you tell UnitedHealthcare when you reach 100 and they interview you? (I have to say the internet.)