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05 July 2010

Women live longer, but at a price

Although women have a longer life expectancy, they experience a much greater prevalence of disability in old age than men do, according to a study.

Although women have a longer life expectancy, they experience a much greater prevalence of disability in old age than men do. This is the main conclusion of the study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Women's Health.

"We saw differences in limitations according to socioeconomic position, which remained steady over the course of time", the expert points out.

 
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