PerspectiveECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

Sex Differences in Mortality Rate

Science  20 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5589, pp. 2008-2009
DOI: 10.1126/science.1076813

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Why is the mortality rate higher among males than females in most mammalian species? In a Perspective, Owens discusses new findings (Moore and Wilson) showing that susceptibility to parasitic infections is greater in males than in females and may contribute to male-biased mortality.