Team McCallum

R&D for Lifetime of Life

Adult early-death rates.

Professor Christopher JL Murray and team reported on early death rates, those in people aged 15 to 59, across the world.

In general, in this age range about twice as many men die compared to women.

The best 5 countries in order are Iceland, Sweden, Malta, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Making up the top 10 are Australia, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus.

For the UK, men ranked 17th best in the world and women 30th.

In Canada, the M/F rankings were 28th and 20th respectively.

In the US, the M/F rankings were 45th and 49th, behind all of western Europe.

Between 1970 and 2010, substantial increases in adult mortality occurred in sub-Saharan Africa because of the HIV epidemic and in countries related to the former Soviet Union. There was stagnation in the decline of adult mortality for large countries in southeast Asia and a striking decline in female mortality in south Asia.


April 30, 2010 - Posted by | Christopher JL Murray, Gender, Health

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