Historically, women have consistently lived longer than their male counterparts. Some causes for this disparity include behaviour, genetics and lack of preventive care. Here are the largest contributing factors to male mortality:
Men have more dangerous jobs compared to women.
Majority of Men in Kenya have outnumbered women in the riskiest occupations, including military combat, firefighting, and working at construction sites.
Infrequent Doctor’s visits.
Men are less likely to attend routine doctor’s visits to receive recommended health screenings and checkups. Some men subscribe to old-fashioned beliefs that enforce self-sufficiency and denounce social support. Some of them conditioned to be dismissive of any physical or emotional pain.
Men generally takes bigger risks.
The frontal lobe of the brain in develops more slowly in boys and young men than in their female counterparts. This may contribute to the fact that far more boys and men die in accidents or due to violence than girls and women. The study also indicates that men are easily linked to risky behaviour such as; smoking, drinking and unhealthy eating habits than women.
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