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9 Facts: The Vanishing Russian Male

Russian males have one of the highest mortality rates outside of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Takeaways


  • Russian males have one of the highest mortality rates outside of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Russia’s male mortality rate is about 80% higher than the global rate.
  • Of every 1,000 Russian 15-year-olds in 2012, 339 are expected to die before reaching the age of 60.
  • Globally, 187 males out of 1,000 who were 15-years-old in 2012 are not expected to survive to their 60th birthday.

1. Russian males have one of the highest mortality rates in the world outside of Sub-Saharan Africa.

2. Of every 1,000 Russian 15-year-olds in 2012, 339 are expected to die before reaching the age of 60.

3. The high mortality rate for Russia’s males is mainly attributed to high rates of cardiovascular disease, alcoholism and accidental injuries.

4. Russia ranks 26th-worst among all countries in the world in terms of male mortality.

5. Of the countries with higher mortality rates than Russia, all but two are located in Africa.

6. While Sub-Saharan Africa and Russia have similar male mortality rates, Russia’s GDP per person – at $14,000 – is far higher than Sub-Saharan Africa’s, at only $1,624.

7. Globally, 187 males out of 1,000 who were 15-years-old in 2012 are not expected to survive to their 60th birthday.

8. Russia’s male mortality rate is, thus, about 80% higher than the global rate.

9. Mortality estimates are based on the trend of data from the recent past and could be improved through advances in medicine, public health or safety standards.

Data From: World Health Organization, with analysis by The Globalist Research Center

 

 

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