Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 1 pp 204—218

Telomere length as a function of age at population level parallels human survival curves

Survival functions relative to carriers of shorter telomeres (first tertile) vs carriers of longer telomeres (second/third tertile) conducted on the age range 83 to 92 years. The Cox regression was adjusted for age and sex. Time is expressed in months, where zero is considered the time of recruitment. HR value, confidence interval, and p-value from Cox regression analysis are reported inside the figure.

Figure 2. Survival functions relative to carriers of shorter telomeres (first tertile) vs carriers of longer telomeres (second/third tertile) conducted on the age range 83 to 92 years. The Cox regression was adjusted for age and sex. Time is expressed in months, where zero is considered the time of recruitment. HR value, confidence interval, and p-value from Cox regression analysis are reported inside the figure.