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Typical man – and then?


Men die about seven years earlier than women. This is a world-wide phenomenon, this is true for industrialized countries as well as for third-world and emerging countries. Even in Japan, where the life expectancy of the population is higher overall, men die five to eight years earlier than women. While demographic research is a study of the Rostock Max-Plank-Institute for Demo, that the life expectancy in the industrial countries by two to three years per decade. However, the difference in life expectancy between men and women remains.

Risk behaviour and life circumstances

The reason for this lies predominantly in riskier health behavior of men. In addition to a lack of awareness of the links between cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated blood values on the one hand, and diet, exercise, fat, Smoking, Drinking and other addictive behaviors on the other hand, it is also the higher risk-taking in road traffic, sports and social.

Men are more likely and more intense violence than women. This is perceived in General, but only the violence of men against women: in fact, however, more than two-thirds of men’s violence is directed against men. Risk willingness and readiness to use violence are not due to to the view of researchers is genetic, but a result of upbringing and socialization.

Well protected under the hood

Married men live healthier – at least statistically. Analyzing the causes of death statistics shows that the marriage obviously creates a protective space in which the partners support in health-promoting behavior, and in the emergency services and support can mobilise.

The same effect is assumed for people in stable partnerships, however, the collection of the family is married the object “” significantly easier than the detection of the Status “Stable partnership”. Thereafter, the mortality of Non-Married 1.5 to 2.5 times as high as that of Married people. This difference is in men, significantly larger than in women. Men benefit in terms of health so more from marriage than women.

The reason for this phenomenon is plausible: women are traditionally the health concerns within the family and encourage their male partner (in marriage)to medical appointments and to follow health recommendations. The health promotional effect of marriage seems to have a cumulative effect: the longer the marriage lasts, the greater the protection of health.

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