Sex‐ and age‐based differences in mortality during the 1918 influenza pandemic on the island of Newfoundland

  title={Sex‐ and age‐based differences in mortality during the 1918 influenza pandemic on the island of Newfoundland},
  author={Taylor Paskoff and Lisa Sattenspiel},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
Our aim was to understand sex‐ and age‐based differences in mortality during the 1918 influenza pandemic on the island of Newfoundland. The pandemic's impact on different age groups has been the focus of other research, but sex‐based differences in mortality are rarely considered. Aspects of social organization, labor patterns, and social behaviors that contribute to mortality between males and females at all ages are used to explain observed mortality patterns. 

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