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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There was no sex differential with reference to compliance between boys and girls [Table 3].
2) It is mainly the outcome of the interplay of sex differentials in mortality, sex selective migration, sex ratio at birth and at times the sex differential in population enumeration and sex composition of population can change at every stage of life from birth to death so this is an important issue what the various factors are that can influence sex composition of population.
Assumption 4: The expected "normal" age pattern in the sex differential in survival for the 1860s is best approximated by averaging the sex differentials in survival observed in the 1850-60 and 1870-80 intercensal periods.
Effects of plant size, plant density and sex differential nectar reward on pollinator visitation in the protandrous Echium vulgare (Boraginaceae).
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.
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.