A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has explained why men are much likelier to die at a younger age than their female counterparts.
YEN.com.gh understands by a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report that, men are more likely to die in their younger years than women because males have an in-built fragility that does not occur with women.
The report notes that, females, even when they are simply fetuses, tend to have what may be described as a natural shock absorber.
Dr. Richard Cibulskis, who led the finding, notes that the average life expectancy worldwide has increased by five-and-a-half years since the year 2000, and that women outlive men everywhere.
Dr Cibulskis said: “Whether it’s homicide, road accidents, suicide, cardiovascular disease...time and time again, men are doing worse than women."
In the specifics of the report, the WHO says a baby boy born in Africa in 2016 could expect to live to age 60, while a baby girl could expect to live to 63.
The report continued that: “Healthy life expectancy (globally) at birth is 53 for boys and 55 for girls.
“But in Europe, the difference between boys and girls is much greater, as a boy born in 2016 could expect to live to the age of 74 and a girl to the age of 81.”
In addition, female fetuses are less likely to be miscarried as compared to male fetuses.
The report theorises that since the difference seems to be measurable from conception to adult life, females seem to posses the capacity withstand both biological and social shocks.
The WHO theory would however be tested in the course of time by factors of a social nature. For instance, men tend to be involved in more physical routines than women and that may have an impact on why they (men) die younger.
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