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Revista Cubana de Salud Pública

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LOPEZ NISTAL, Libia Margarita; GRAN ALVAREZ, Miriam Alicia  y  MARTINEZ LOPEZ, Lisandra del Carmen. Cubans' mortality at working age by sex. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2014, vol.40, n.1, pp.67-74. ISSN 0864-3466.

Objective: to describe the profile of mortality in the Cuban population at working age for sex. Methods: descriptive and cross-sectional research carried out in the period of 2007 through 2011. Mortality in the Cuban population at working age was analyzed by comparing values for sex, considering the variables age, sex and occupation in all the categories and the main causes of death according to the International Classification of Diseases coding in its 10th revision. Results: Cuban men at working age presented higher risk of dying as compared to that of women, this disadvantage increased when they were unemployed. Women are in a disadvantaged position in relation to men as to death, mainly when they hold administrative positions. The average young age at the time of dying characterized the mortality of the economically active woman, but in unemployed women, death occurred at younger age than that of unemployed men. The causative structure of death in the population at working age was similar to that of the total Cuban population, being death from malignant tumors and intentional or accidental violent acts more significant. Conclusions: differences in the mortality patterns of the Cuban population at working age were observed, based on sex and occupational ranks. There are possibilities to reduce mortality, which the awareness of differentiated interventions could be profitable.

Palabras clave : mortality; Cuban population at working age.

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