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"The report addresses the question, How can women have apparently poorer health and yet live longer than men? and suggests some possibilities for the answers. The conclusions are based on data collected in 1979 through the National Health Interview Survey, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, the National Hospital Discharge Survey, and other NCHS surveys. Females perceive more symptoms, change their activities, and visit their doctors more often than males. When males perceive symptoms, they have more serious illnesses. Age-adjusted illness rates for males reported in the household, by physician office visits, and in hospitals are higher for life-threatening illnesses.
Sex Differences in Health and Use of Medical Care: United States, 1979.. Ann Intern Med. ;100:327. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-327_6
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):327.
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