sex differential

A term referring to the male:female differences in morbidity and mortality

sex differential

The ♂ to ♀ difference in M&M; in general, when all causes of death are considered, the mortality rate is lower, the likelihood of survival greater, and life expectancy longer in ♀. See Men, Sex-specific mortality rate, Women. Cf Sex ratio.
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For example, bringing women's participation to parity with men in those occupations and industries that currently maim and kill men would achieve the objective of eliminating the sex differential in occupational illness, disability and mortality.
The sex differential in coronary heart disease (CHD) (6) narrows with age, but the death rate among women never exceeds that of men (1,2).
Sex differential item functioning in the Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices: Evidence for bias.
Since male mortality exceeds female mortality, the sex differential in life expectancy (shown in Table 1) favours females at every age.
The sensitivity of the sex differential health indicators to even minor differences in social and cultural factors across countries suggests that they can be a useful probe for environmental factors in the epidemiologic studies, as well as an efficient tool for the monitoring and forecasting activity of public health agencies and governments.
The sex differential for longevity at birth in contemporary American society is between seven and eight years.
One might also detect hypocrisy on the part of feminists who endorse gender segregation in sports but downplay the sex differential in strength when it comes to the military or to professions like fire-fighting.
Although more men than women report having worked during any given year, the sex differential in work experience is clearly narrowing.
As a result, the sex differential in worklife continued to narrow.
1984) Sex Differential in Mortality in Sri Lanka: Changes Since the 1970s.
It is very important to note that the sex differential in infant mortality has always been in disfavour of males with lower female mortality particularly in the neonatal period.