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AQUINO, Estela Maria Leão de; MENEZES, Greice Maria; AMOEDO, Marúcia B. E.  e  NOBRE, Letícia C. C.. Mortalidade feminina no Brasil: sexo frágil ou sexo forte?. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1991, vol.7, n.2, pp.174-189. ISSN 1678-4464.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1991000200004.

Population ageing in Brazil has been more rapid and more intense among women. This phenomenon is well described in developed countries where mortality rates are higher for men than women. In this regard, the analysis of mortality patterns by cause contributes to elucidate the determinant factors of the present situation in Brazil and provides indications of some future trends in female mortality. This is especially important due to the fact that in Brazil the social role of women has experienced great changes. This study presents data on mortality from ten capital cities in 1985, showing age-standardized overall and cause-specific mortality rates for five of the main groups of causes by sex. Ratios and differences effect estimators were used. The results revealed that regional patterns are associated with the urban and industrial processes with greater differences by sex in more developed regions. External causes and cardiovascular diseases are the main factors responsible for higher mortality among men with special emphasis on violent deaths. It is inferred that the present trend will be maintained, though it is possible that mortality differences by sex could decrease in the near future. The authors discuss that longer survival among women in Brazil does not reveal better life conditions.

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