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Male mortality rates mirror mortality rates of older females

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LENÁRT Peter KURUCZOVÁ Daniela JOSHI Peter K. DOBROVOLNÁ Julie

Rok publikování 2019
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj Scientific reports
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

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Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-47111-w
Klíčová slova LIFE EXPECTANCY; SEX-DIFFERENCES; WOMEN; MEN; LONGER; MODEL
Popis Women on average live longer than men, which seems to suggest that women also age slower than men. However, the potential difference in the pace of aging between the sexes is a relatively controversial topic, and both positions, i.e. "men age faster" and "men and women age at the same pace", have found some support. We therefore employ parametric models previously established in model organisms as well as two nonparametric approaches to compare the pace of aging between the sexes using freely available mortality data from 13 high-income countries. Our results support the hypothesis that men age faster than women while also suggesting that the difference is small and that from a practical standpoint male mortality rates behave similarly to the mortality rates of women approximately eight years their senior.
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