Study Reveals Varying Rates of Global Adult Mortality

According to a study appearing in the journal Lancet on Friday, April 30, global mortality rates among men and women differ by region. Adult mortality is defined as the probability of dying after the age of 15 and before the age of 60. Among Asian women, the rates of mortality have fallen and Indian women now have a lower mortality rate than men. Iceland has the lowest mortality rate: 65 premature deaths per 1000 men. Women have the lowest rate of mortality in Cyprus: 38 deaths per 1000. Zambia has the highest mortality rate amongst women with 606 deaths per 1,000. According to the study, the mortality rate amongst men in the US is 130 (per 1,000) and 77 for women (per 1,000).

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