mortality rates by sex

Age-specific and age-adjusted mortality rates by sex in the United States generally show the following sex differences:

 

Rates for males are higher than rates for females from birth to age 85 and older.

 

Rates for females are higher than rates for males from birth to age 85 and older.

 

Rates for males are higher than rates for females from age 6 to age 85 and older.

 

Rates for males are equal to rates for females during the first 5 years of life.