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Activity Number: 581
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract - #306178
Title: The State of Men's Health in Europe: The Contribution of Different Causes of Death in Life Expectancy
Author(s): Bruno de Sousa*+ and Alan White
Companies: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical - UNL and Leeds Metropolitan University
Address: CMDT-LA, 1349-008 Lisbon, , Portugal
Keywords: Men's Health ; Life Expectancy ; Premature Mortality ; Pollard's Decomposition

Following the publication of the first State of Men's Health in Europe Report, a common feature of the health of men across Europe is their higher rates of premature mortality and shorter life expectancy than women. Data from major international databases were used to compile a detailed analysis based on population and mortality data. Pollard's decomposition identifies the contribution of deaths from different causes and at different age groups to differences in life expectancy in the 27 European Union member states between 1999 and 2008. The very large variations seen in the health of men across Europe demonstrates that much of men's higher risk of premature death is caused by socio-cultural factors and therefore avoidable.

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