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Name: Michelle
Status: student
Age: 9-12
Location: MD
Country: N/A
Date: 12/13/2005


Question:
Is there really a higher death rate of baby boys? And why is this so?


Replies:
Michelle,

Males are apparently not as strong as females, contrary to male thinking. Statistically, women live 6-8 years longer than men and the statistics about death comparisons tell the rest. The evolution, whereby, there are more male births than female births may be justified.

Birth rate difference:

http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/fs050614.htm

Death differences:

http://www.menweb.org/throop/health/stat/heart.html



Steve Sample


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