WHO report shows that women outlive men worldwide

@article{Thornton2019WHORS,
  title={WHO report shows that women outlive men worldwide},
  author={Jacqui Thornton},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2019},
  volume={365}
}
  • J. Thornton
  • Published 5 April 2019
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • BMJ
Women outlive men everywhere in the world, and the gap in life expectancy would be even wider if women in low income countries had better access to healthcare, a new global report shows. The World Health Organization’s World Health Statistics Overview 20191—broken down by sex for the first time—shows that when facing the same disease, men seek healthcare less than women. Men are much more likely to die from preventable and treatable non-communicable diseases, such as ischaemic heart disease… 

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