What time of year more likely to die young and old people
Scientists at Imperial College London shared results of their research by publishing the obtained data in the journal eLife. Experts have found, what time of year more likely to die young people and some old people.
“We found different seasonal patterns related to age, sex and disease, including higher mortality rates in young men”, told about the study, Professor Majid Ezzati.
Young people are more likely to die in the summer, and the elderly – winter, stated in the end the British researchers. Meanwhile, the scientists analyzed information on nearly 86 million cases of deaths of people in the United States, produced between 1980 and 2016.
Scientific experts were able to identify a number of patterns concerning mortality depending on the time of year. In particular, they found that the time of year affects the increase in deaths of men and women of middle age and older.
“Mortality from all causes in men aged 45 years and older and women 35 years and older increased in December, January and February and the lowest was from June to August. Men and women 65-74 years mortality peaked in February, it prevalent factor was respiratory diseases,” noted the authors.
Earlier, Swedish cardiologists said that in the winter months increases the risk of heart attacks because cold weather can cause narrowing of the arteries and overload the heart. The new study also demonstrated the relationship between mortality from cardiac diseases and cold time of the year.
“Deaths from heart disease and lung most in January and February and least in July and August, regardless of age,” said the experts.
With respect to mortality among young people, its main reason is injuries. In this case also revealed a correlation between the deaths and the time of year. The scientists noted that “mortality from injuries for men and women younger than 45 years was higher only in the summer.”
Earlier Magicforum wrote about that a long life of rich people was a myth – the rich just as mortal as the poor.