Mortality from 12 top causes of death in US is still higher among men than women

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 14 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1240
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Mortality is higher among men than women for all the 12 leading causes of death in the United States, a new report shows.

    Also, the incidence of most types of cancer is higher among men, who lose 16% more years of potential life before the age of 75 to cancer than women do, the study found.

    “Males still experience higher mortality rates than females at all stages of life from conception to old age,” says the report, which was published in the Journal of Men's Health & Gender (doi: 10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.01.010).

    The study, which was based on data from the US Centers for Disease …

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