The source for Figure 7 is the Danish magazine "Historie" number 15/2015. "Historie" quotes "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences". The research is done on the American population, and since my charts belong primarily to people from the Western
world, I assume that the results can be used on my data collection to some degree.
The bar diagrams show that between 1800 and 1955 males tend to die more frequently than females, and that this tendency had increased over this period. Between 1920 and
1955 110% more men than women died at the age of 60 years - the equivalent number was only 25% between 1800 and 1879!
The researchers blame smoking, heart-diseases and obesity for the increased mortality among men compared
to women, but I believe the many wars, which have been fought during those years also have a share of the blame.
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