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POLL OF THE CENTENARIANS IN BULGARIA IN THE PERIOD 1927 - 1928 - A NEW LOOK
Zdravka Bobeva
Резюме: One of the most interesting researches in the history of Bulgarian statistics is the period 1927-1928. A poll of the centenarians, the results of which were published for the first time in 1929 in the second issue of the ‘Quarterly Journal of the General Directorate of Statistics’.

The poll of centenarians began on March 10, 1927, and ended on November 20, 1928. It took 1202 working days to carry it out, and 18 055 km had been covered. The expenses amounted to BGN 270 739, of which BGN 126 239 were for travel expenses and BGN 144 500 daily expenses.

Data gathered as a result of the poll are by: total number of centenarians; the centenarians at the altitudes of the places in which they live, territorial areas, nationality, gender, age, marital status, marriage, fertility, professions and well-being, physical characteristics, physiology, and food and drink they have consumed.

The poll of the centenarians in Bulgaria deserves a careful reading of the inquisitive reader. The longevity phenomenon is specific and difficult to study because it requires the application of interdisciplinary methods. But the data from this study can show us not just the momentary picture but teach us that the basis of our knowledge is in the work of the statisticians with their professionalism and good faith.
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Дата на публикуване: 2019-03-20
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