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VAILLANT RODRIGUEZ, Maribel et al. Mortality from violence in men of Santiago de Cuba province during 2011. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.5, pp.767-773. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in Santiago de Cuba province in order to determine the male mortality from violence according to some behaviors (accidents, suicides and homicides) during 2011, for which the information was obtained from the Provincial Statistical Department and computerized records of mortality due to such causes. Among the results the increment of violent deaths by accidents, with a predominance of males and the early ages of life, was remarkable; also, male sex constituted the highest risk group, being the most vulnerable to these deaths, in which increasingly aggressive methods were used, with a marked increase of premature mortality and years of life potentially lost. Finally, it was recommended to devise intervention strategies in groups of men with risk for these behaviors, mainly at younger ages, in order to reduce the risk of dying and to extend their socially useful years of life.

Keywords : men; violent deaths; masculinity; male mortality.

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