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Men are more likely than women to die early

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:220

Abergavenny Roger Dobson

More men than women under the age of 44 die prematurely in all the 44 countries a new study looked at. And in many cases the causes of the early deaths are avoidable.

The main causes of death in this age group are associated with lifestyle and risk taking, say the researchers, who used data from a World Health Organization mortality database to investigate patterns of mortality in men and women aged between 15 and 44 years in 44 countries around the world (Journal of Men's Health and Gender 2006;3:139-51).

“In every country there is an excess …

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