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Variation in the sex ratio in cardiovascular mortality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  990136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The favorable mortality rate of adult women compared with that of men is well known in western countries. The sex difference varies in different population groups. In Israel there is a low male:female ratio, as compared with Greece, Holland, and England and Wales. This is due to the relatively high female mortality rates in Israel. Within Israel, the Jewish population of North African origin has a relatively low male:female ratio. In this group, the marked increase in mortality due to ischemic heart disease has occurred in both women and men, in contrast to various western countries in which the male:female ratio increased during the 20th century with the rise in the death rate from ischemic heart disease, especially in middle-aged men. Social disequilibrium, especially family disorganization with its selective stressful effects on women, is suggested as an hypothesis on which to base further study in communities with a low male:female ratio associated with high mortality rates in women.
S L Kark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Israel journal of medical sciences     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0021-2180     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-29     Completed Date:  1977-01-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0013105     Medline TA:  Isr J Med Sci     Country:  ISRAEL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1194-1206     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / mortality*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / mortality
Coronary Disease / mortality
Middle Aged
Sex Ratio

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