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Date published: 2006/04/08

The BBC says:

Women outlive men everywhere in the world thanks to fewer deaths in childbirth, research suggests.

In 2002 the World Health Organisation reported male life expectancy exceeded that of women in only six countries.

But research by Professor Danny Dorling at Sheffield University found this was no longer true anywhere in the world.

The British Medical Journal paper put the changes down to reductions in childbirth deaths, and the fact that more men smoke.

Of course the real disparity is between rich and poor, not between male and female.

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