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One in 100 US deaths is related to sexual behaviour

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:276
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. New York

    More than one in every 100 deaths in the United States can be attributed to sexual behaviour, according to a new study (Sexually Transmitted Infections 2005;81:38-40). Rates of illness and premature death attributable to sexual behaviour in the United States are triple the rates in other wealthy nations, the authors say.

    Using updated data from the 1996 US burden of disease study, the researchers reported that 29 782 deaths in 1998 could be attributed to sexual behaviour, constituting 1.3% of all deaths in the United States that year. They calculated a total of more than one million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) in 1998 and more than 20 …

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